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apostle a leader or prominent advocate of a religion or reform movement. [1/3 definitions]
-arch leader; ruler.
Arthur in legend, esp. as codified by Thomas Malory in the sixteenth-century Morte d'Arthur, the King of Britain and the leader of the Knights of the Round Table.
ayatollah in the Shiite religion, a title awarded to a leader advanced in the study of Islamic law.
Benito Mussolini an Italian Fascist leader and premier of Italy from 1922 to 1943 (b.1883--d.1945); also known as "Il Duce" (The Leader).
caliph in Islam, a spiritual and political leader in some Muslim countries.
capo2 a leader of an organized crime ring such as the Mafia.
captain a leader. [2/8 definitions]
Cheng Tang first leader of the Shang dynasty of China, ruling in approximately the seventeenth century B.C.E. (exact dates contested).
chief the foremost or most important person in a group; leader. [2/3 definitions]
chieftain a leader of a band of people, esp. of a clan or tribe.
Christopher Columbus an Italian navigator and explorer, and leader of the Spanish expedition that landed in America in 1492 (b.1451?--d.1506).
coleader combined form of leader.
committeeman a male political party leader of a ward or precinct. [1/2 definitions]
committeewoman a female political party leader of a ward or precinct. [1/2 definitions]
concertmaster the leader of the first violins of an orchestra, and usu. the assistant conductor.
conga a Latin American dance performed by a group that forms a long line in single file behind a leader. [1/4 definitions]
demagogue a leader, esp. a speaker or politician, who attempts to persuade and to gain a following by appealing to the emotions and prejudices of the public, rather than by rational argument. [1/2 definitions]
Desmond Tutu South African cleric and leader in the struggle against apartheid, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 (b.1931).
despot a monarch or other leader who rules tyrannically or oppressively. [1/2 definitions]
director the leader of a group that performs for the public, such as an opera or ballet company. [1/3 definitions]