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plenipotentiary

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adjective plen·i·po·ten·tia·ry \ˌple-nə-pə-ˈten(t)-sh(ə-)rē, -shē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of plenipotentiary

  1. 1 :  invested with full power

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a plenipotentiary



Origin of plenipotentiary

Medieval Latin plenipotentiarius, adjective & noun, from Late Latin plenipotent-, plenipotens


First Known Use: circa 1645


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plenipotentiary

noun plen·i·po·ten·tia·ry

Simple Definition of plenipotentiary

  • : a person (such as a diplomat) who has complete power to do business for a government

Full Definition of plenipotentiary

plural plenipotentiaries

  1. :  a person and especially a diplomatic agent invested with full power to transact business

Circa 1656

First Known Use of plenipotentiary

circa 1656


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