sway (n.) 3
position of authority, powerful office
3H6 IV.vi.32 [George to Warwick] thou art worthy of the sway
KL I.i.136 [Lear to Cornwall and Albany] the sway ... be yours
TC I.iii.60 [Ulysses to Agamemnon, of the approbation due to him] most mighty for thy place and sway

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