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plenary

adjective

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not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it
  • the delegation to the international convention was given plenary authority to negotiate a treaty in the nation's best interest

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full, complete, plenary, replete mean containing all that is wanted or needed or possible. full implies the presence or inclusion of everything that is wanted or required by something or that can be held, contained, or attained by it. a full schedule complete applies when all that is needed is present. a complete picture of the situation plenary adds to complete the implication of fullness without qualification. given plenary power replete implies being filled to the brim or to satiety. replete with delightful details

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The first known use of plenary was in the 15th century

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“Plenary.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/plenary. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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