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plenipotentiary

adjective plen·i·po·ten·tia·ry \ 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

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Origin and Etymology of plenipotentiary

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

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plenipotentiary

noun

Definition of plenipotentiary

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

First Known Use of plenipotentiary

1648


PLENIPOTENTIARY Defined for English Language Learners

plenipotentiary

Definition of plenipotentiary for English Language Learners

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


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