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plenipotentiary

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Etymology

First attested in 1645. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] plenipotentiarius from plenipotens from plēnus (full) + potentia (power).

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˌplɛn.ɪ.pəʊˈtɛn.ʃər.i/, /ˌplɛn.ɪ.pəʊˈtɛn.ʃi.ər.i/, SAMPA: /%plEn.I.p@U"tEn.SI.@r.I/
  • (US) IPA: /plɛn.ɪ.poʊˈtɛn.ʃər.i/, /plɛn.ɪ.poʊˈtɛn.ʃi.ər.i/
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Noun

Singular
plenipotentiary

Plural
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plenipotentiary ({{{1}}})
  1. A person invested with full power, especially as the agent or ambassador of a sovereign
    1985: Two of them are hanging up there on Golgotha, and that ought to be enough to show the authority of Rome’s ah plenipotentiary. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked

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Adjective

plenipotentiary (not comparable)

Positive
plenipotentiary

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Invested with full power.
  2. Of, or related to a plenipotentiary

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