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    kingmaker - Dictionary definition and meaning for word kingmaker

    Definition
    (noun) English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471) Definition
    (noun) an important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    Example Sentence
    • the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker
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