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This word describes a group of people

Take the last letter out: A person with some authority

Take the last two letters out: Same person

Take the last three letters out: Same person

Take the last four letters out: A fictional person with authority

Can you guess?

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  • $\begingroup$ Same person means the same person with authority? Or those two are the same person when you take a letter out? +1 +favorite $\endgroup$ – Duck Jul 28 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ same person with authority. Essentially after you remove the last, 2 last and 3 last letters it is describing the same person (with authority) $\endgroup$ – DEEM Jul 28 at 21:56
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A conceivable answer is

mamas, giving mama (authority over children), with shortenings mam and ma.

Removing the last four letters produces

M - the fictional head of MI6, who is James Bond's boss.

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