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Noun: kingmaker  'king,mey-ku(r)
  1. An important person who can bring leaders to power through the exercise of political influence
    "the Earl of Warwick was the first kingmaker"
Noun: Kingmaker
  1. English statesman; during the War of the Roses he fought first for the house of York and secured the throne for Edward IV and then changed sides to fight for the house of Lancaster and secured the throne for Henry VI (1428-1471)
    - Warwick, Earl of Warwick, Richard Neville

Derived forms: kingmakers

Type of: important person, influential person, national leader, personage, solon, statesman

Encyclopedia: Kingmaker, Kingbreaker