Definition of warlord in English:

warlord

Line breaks: war|lord
Pronunciation: /ˈwɔːlɔːd
 
/

noun

A military commander, especially an aggressive regional commander with individual autonomy: the mountains were commanded by ferocious and imposing warlords a network of alliances between provincial warlords broke down
More example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of warlord in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day setose
Pronunciation: ˈsiːtəʊs
adjective
bearing bristles or setae; bristly