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The Supreme Mugwump was the name of the head of the International Confederation of Wizards.

Known Supreme Mugwumps

Albus Dumbledore, a known Supreme Mugwump

Etymology

The term "mugwump" may be derived from the Mugwumps, a group of nineteenth-century American politicians who were against political corruption. That term comes from the Algonquin word mugguomp, meaning "person of importance" or "war leader".[3] There was also a group of British pacifists who joined the Labour Party after World War I who were called Mugwumps.[4]

There is an Old English word spelled the same "mugwump", which "is a derogatory word for somebody in charge who affects to be above petty squabbles and factions. So when your boss tries to make peace at the meeting table like an impartial angel, he is being a mugwump."[5]

Appearances

Notes and references

International Confederation of Wizards
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International Confederation of Wizards' Conference
Supreme Mugwump
Pierre Bonaccord · Cottismore Croyne · Sidley Smirk Platter · Albus Dumbledore · Babajide Akingbade
Delegates
Hector Podmore (Great Britain) · Momolu Wotorson · Ya Zhou · Heinrich Eberstadt (Switzerland) · Albus Dumbledore (Great Britain)
Other employees
Rudolph Spielman (Germany) · Arnold Guzman (USA) · Royston Idlewind (Australia) · Mentor Metaxas (Greece) · Constance Pickering (Great Britain) · Mathilda Grimblehawk (Great Britain)
Divisions and posts
Quidditch Committee · International Director · Educational Office · International Task Force · Security Advisor · Statute of Secrecy Task Force · Head of Incarceration
Possessions
Incarceration Carriage
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