- a person with power and influence, esp one who operates behind the scenes
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power broker n
pow•er•bro•ker or pow•er bro•ker /ˈpaʊɚ ˌbroʊkɚ/USA pronunciation n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- Governmentone who uses power and influence, esp. a politician who controls votes:met with the mayor, the leading powerbroker in the city.
pow•er•bro•ker (pou′ər brō′kər),USA pronunciation n.
- Governmenta person who wields great political, governmental, or financial power.
- power + broker 1960–65, American.
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