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Warlord vs. Overlord — What's the Difference?

Warlord vs. Overlord — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Warlord and Overlord

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Warlord

A warlord is a person who exercises military, economic, and political control over a region in a country without a strong national government; largely because of coercive control over the armed forces. Warlords have existed throughout much of history, albeit in a variety of different capacities within the political, economic, and social structure of states or ungoverned territories.
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Overlord

An overlord in the English feudal system was a lord of a manor who had subinfeudated a particular manor, estate or fee, to a tenant. The tenant thenceforth owed to the overlord one of a variety of services, usually military service or serjeanty, depending on which form of tenure (i.e.
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Warlord

A military commander exercising civil power in a region, whether in nominal allegiance to the national government or in defiance of it.
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Overlord

A lord having power or supremacy over other lords.
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Warlord

A high military officer in a warlike nation.
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Overlord

One in a position of supremacy or domination over others.
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Warlord

A local ruler or bandit leader usually where the government is weak.
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Overlord

A ruler of other rulers.
The various tribal chieftains met each spring to elect an overlord that would lead them in time of war.
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Warlord

Supreme military leader exercising civil power in a region especially one accountable to nobody when the central government is weak
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Overlord

(historical) A feudal lord directly owed rent or personal service by a tenant of subinfeudated land, a tenant's liege lord.
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Overlord

Anyone with overarching power or authority in a given domain.
The crusty old professor was overlord of the history department, and few dared to cross his will.
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Overlord

To rule over; to domineer.
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Overlord

One who is lord over another or others; a superior lord; a master.
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Overlord

A person who has general authority over others
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