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After nearly a decade as Russia's ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, arguably his country's most critical foreign emissary, the sixty-six-year-old is now a pariah in Washington.
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Origin and Etymology of plenipotentiary
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
First Known Use of plenipotentiary
PLENIPOTENTIARY Defined for English Language Learners
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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