potentate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word potentate
Potent enough to pass the rules - a monarch.
potentate = potent (powerful) + at + e (Everywhere and everything) = the person who is powerful to do everything is ruler
pontentate~dominate ; a person who has potent and dominates his nation is a potentate !
potent + state.
potent=powerful so a powerful ruler who ate all rules