[om-nip-uh-tuh ns]


the quality or state of being omnipotent.
(initial capital letter) God.

Origin of omnipotence

1560–70; < Late Latin omnipotentia, equivalent to Latin omnipotent- omnipotent + -ia; see -ence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for omnipotence

control, mastery, authority, power, dominion

Examples from the Web for omnipotence

Contemporary Examples of omnipotence

  • You can go to the Kaaba and shun Allah, but you cannot be a Congressman and question the omnipotence of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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    Hold Onto Your Penis

    David Frum, Justin Green

    November 29, 2012

Historical Examples of omnipotence

Word Origin and History for omnipotence

mid-15c., omnipotens, from Middle French omnipotence, from Late Latin omnipotentia "almighty power," from Latin omnipotentem "omnipotent" (see omnipotent). Related: Omnipotency (late 15c.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper