Definition of overlord:
director (part of speech: noun)
- band master,
To put the matter briefly, the military leaders developed into barons and princes, and in some cases the nominal centralization culminated, as in France and England, in the kingly office; while, in Germany and Italy, it took the form of the revived Imperial office, the spiritual overlord of the whole of Christendom being the Pope, who had his vassals in the prince- prelates and subordinate ecclesiastical holders.- "German Culture Past and Present", Ernest Belfort Bax.
She had her night- rides, her plots and combinations to relate- how this parish would have sent so many, but could not have them up to time- how another set of good lads were terrorized by a wrathful overlord.- "Patsy", S. R. Crockett.
- "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.