Definition of warlord in English:


Syllabification: war·lord
Pronunciation: /ˈwôrˌlôrd


  • A military commander, especially an aggressive regional commander with individual autonomy.
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    • The US is buying off regional warlords and militia commanders for a variety of reasons.
    • Last week Karzai threatened to resign unless regional warlords paid more revenue into central government coffers.
    • The regional and local warlords who were the key allies of the US against the Taliban are not advocates of women's rights.

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