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a power in the land

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha power in the landa power in the landold-fashionedIMPORTANT someone who has a lot of power and influence in a country power
Examples from the Corpus
a power in the landEven so, it had to grow, to strengthen itself and impose itself as a power in the land.These courts had existed for centuries already, ever since the medieval Templars had been a power in the land.
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