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Examples of plenary in a Sentence
A plenary meeting of the 500 members was held last summer.
plenary sessions of the legislature
Recent Examples of plenary from the Web
The French government maneuvered in 1992 to enshrine the monthly plenary sessions in Strasbourg in European Union treaties, and there can be no change without Paris’s approval.
President Donald Trump sits alone at the beginning of the plenary session of the G20 summit on Friday.
The ordinance also said ordinance violations would be filed in line with the unsafe building law, according to the text, and the city clerk would accept small claims, plenary cases, collection cases and eviction filings.
The Supreme Court on Thursday handed over the accusations to the lower house, where they were read to a plenary session and then sent to the Constitution and Justice Committee.
Bellow said the teens have a full schedule this week of plenary sessions, workshops and volunteer work.
Step Four - Plenary Regardless of the outcome of the committee hearing, the report goes to a vote in a plenary session of the lower house.
The data was to be presented Sunday as an abstract at the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.
The data was presented on Sunday during the plenary session of the American Society of Clinical Oncology's annual meeting in Chicago.
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Did You Know?
In the 14th century, the monk Robert of Brunne described a situation in which all the knights of King Arthur's Round Table were present at court by writing, "When Arthures court was plener, and alle were comen, fer and ner. . . ." For 200 years, "plener" (also spelled "plenar") served English well for both senses that we reserve for "plenary" today. But we'd borrowed "plener" from Anglo-French, and, although the French had relied on Latin plenus ("full") for their word, the revival of interest in the Classics during the English Renaissance led scholars to prefer purer Latin origins. In the 15th century, English speakers turned to Late Latin plenarius and came up with "plenary." ("Plenarius" also comes from "plenus," which is the source of our "plenty" and "replenish" as well.)
Synonym Discussion of plenary
PLENARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of plenary for English Language Learners
: attended by all the people who have the right to attend
: complete in every way
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