puissance

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noun puis·sance \ ˈpwi-sᵊn(t)s , ˈpyü-ə-sən(t)s , pyü-ˈi-sᵊn(t)s \

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Examples of puissance in a Sentence

  1. the president pledged to put the full puissance of the nation into the war effort

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Origin and Etymology of puissance

Middle English, from Anglo-French pussance, puissance, from pussant able, powerful, from poer to be able, be powerful — more at power


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