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Senapati (Sanskrit: सेनापति sena- meaning "army", -pati meaning "lord" Baybayin:ᜐᜒᜈᜉᜆᜒ IPA ʃɘɳãpaʈe) was a hereditary title of nobility used in the Maratha Empire. During wartime, a Sardar Senapati or Sarsenapati (also colloquially termed Sarnaubat) functioned as the Commander-in-Chief of all Maratha forces, coordinating the commands of the various Sardars in battle.
Ranking under the heir-apparent crown prince and other hereditary princes, the title Senapati most closely resembles a British Duke or German Herzog in rank and function. On occasion, the title Mahasenapati (Sanskrit: महा maha- meaning "great") was granted; this best equates to a Grand Duke or a German Großherzog.
In the classical period of Philippines, this title has been used by some of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Tondo like Jayadewa (c.900–980 AD.) Mentioned in the Laguna Copperplate Inscription and also used by Rajah Gambang (1390–1417). 
- Hwan Nayaka Jayadewa - Senapati of Kingdom of Tondo -c. 900 CE.
- Sarsenapati Yesaji Kank
- Mankoji Dahatonde
- Prataprao Gujar
- Hambirrao Mohite
- Santaji Ghorpade, Senapati of Kolhapur
- Dhanaji Jadhavrao
- Chandrasen Jadhav
- Khanderao Dabhade, Senapati of Satara
- Morrow, Paul (2006-07-14). "The Laguna Copperplate Inscription". Archived from the original on 2008-02-05. Retrieved 2008-02-05.