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panjandrum

  

      n   a pompous self-important official or person of rank  
     (C18: after a character, the Grand Panjandrum, in a nonsense work (1755) by Samuel Foote, English playwright and actor)  
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! panjandrum n.
a pompous self-important official or person of rank / a powerful personage or pretentious official

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