minister plenipotentiary

noun
plural ministers plenipotentiary

Definition of minister plenipotentiary 

: a diplomatic agent ranking below an ambassador but possessing full power and authority

Examples of minister plenipotentiary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Nigeria's Ministry of Aviation did not respond to a request for comment but Godfrey Odudigbo, minister plenipotentiary at the Nigerian embassy in Addis Ababa, said that negotiations over Arik could be concluded by the end of the year. Kieron Monks, CNN, "Ethiopian Airlines plot takeover of Nigeria's flagship fleet," 31 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'minister plenipotentiary.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of minister plenipotentiary

1783, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about minister plenipotentiary

Share minister plenipotentiary

Resources for minister plenipotentiary

Statistics for minister plenipotentiary

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for minister plenipotentiary

The first known use of minister plenipotentiary was in 1783

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on minister plenipotentiary

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about minister plenipotentiary

Comments on minister plenipotentiary

What made you want to look up minister plenipotentiary? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!