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I'm looking for a noun that describes not only people who are granted authority by others (leader), but anyone who claims it, regardless of whether they receive it from others. In particular, religious authority, but it doesn't need to be limited to that. Thank you!

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You can use authoritarian as a noun or you could use autocrat

  • This falls below the standard expected here, of providing cited/linked dictionary definitions for suggested words. – AndyT Jul 7 '17 at 9:41
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I'm focusing on the religious bent of the question.

  1. theocrat
  2. cleric
  3. vicar
  4. magus
  5. theologian
  6. hierophant
  7. priest
  8. monk
  9. prophet
  10. saint
  • This falls below the standard expected here, of providing cited/linked dictionary definitions for suggested words. – AndyT Jul 7 '17 at 9:41
  • @AndyT Cite something. – seanmus Jul 7 '17 at 17:58

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