Pronunciation: (ō'vur-lôrd"), [key]
1. a person who is lord over another or over other lords: to obey the will of one's sovereign and overlord.
2. a person of great influence, authority, power, or the like: the overlords of industry.
to rule or govern arbitrarily or tyrannically; domineer.
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