plenipotentiary


1plen·i·po·ten·tia·ry

adjective \ˌple-nə-pə-ˈten(t)-sh(ə-)rē, -shē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of PLENIPOTENTIARY

1
:  invested with full power
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

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2plenipotentiary

noun

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

plural plenipotentiaries

Full Definition of PLENIPOTENTIARY

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

First Known Use of PLENIPOTENTIARY

circa 1656

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, popular sovereignty, socialism

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