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plenipotent

[pluh-nip-uh-tuh nt] /pləˈnɪp ə tənt/
adjective
1.
invested with or possessing full power.
Origin of plenipotent
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60, plenipotent is from the Medieval Latin word plēnipotent- (stem of plēnipotēns). See plenum, -i-, potent1
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British Dictionary definitions for plenipotent

plenipotent

/pləˈnɪpətənt/
adjective
1.
a less common word for plenipotentiary
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