What is magnate?


Magnate, from the Late Latin magnas, a great man, itself from Latin magnus 'great', designates a noble or other man in a high social position, by birth, wealth or other qualities. In reference to the Middle Ages, the term is often used to distinguish higher territorial landowners and warlords such as counts, earls, dukes, and territorial-princes from the baronage.

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Magnates in England
... a point of executing or neutralizing as many magnates as possible ... Henry VII would make parliament attaint undesirable nobles and magnates, thereby stripping them of their wealth, protection from torture, and power ...
Magnate & Valentino
... Magnate Valentino are a Puerto Rican reggaeton duo ... Magnate has since released his first solo album, Progresivo ...
Jabez Bunting Snowball - Magnate
... In 1886, Snowball constructed the Chatham Branch Railway connecting the town with the Intercolonial Railway some six miles away ... Along with Alexander Gibson, Snowball constructed an extension of the railway to Gibson, N.B ...