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minister plenipotentiary

noun
  1. plenipotentiary.
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Origin of minister plenipotentiary

First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for minister plenipotentiary

Historical Examples

  • But he was suddenly sent to Persia as minister-plenipotentiary.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5

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  • Matthews was likewise invested with the character of minister-plenipotentiary to the king of Sardinia and the states of Italy.


British Dictionary definitions for minister plenipotentiary

minister plenipotentiary

noun plural ministers plenipotentiary
  1. See envoy 1 (def. 1)
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