A person of great importance or influence, especially a dignitary who commands special treatment.
Something of the highest value or importance:
The most important or powerful person in an enterprise or field:
A very important person.
(Slang) A supervisor; a boss.
A loss leader.
(Slang) The person, company, etc. in a dominant or leading position, esp. in a competitive situation
an important influential person
A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
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