noun, plural plen·i·po·ten·ti·ar·ies.
Examples from the Web for plenipotentiary
All this brought about without any great difficulty, or only such as was easily overcome by the Paraguayan plenipotentiary.Gaspar the Gaucho|Mayne Reid
It was even broadly stated that the plenipotentiary's correspondence had been intercepted by the agents of the government.
Or he may disguise the whole by saying, that the plenipotentiary should be firm, virtuous, and able.Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)|Isaac D'Israeli
But the Senator asked if there was any other government so small in numbers where we were represented by a plenipotentiary.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)|Charles Sumner
The Russian plenipotentiary awaited it at his post in Vienna in the twofold anguish of a patriot and a relation.Two Chancellors|Julian Klaczko
British Dictionary definitions for plenipotentiary
noun plural -aries
Word Origin for plenipotentiary
Word Origin and History for plenipotentiary
1640s, from French plénipotentiaire and directly from Medieval Latin plenipotentiarius "having full power," from Late Latin plenipotens, from Latin plenus "full" (see plenary) + potentem "powerful" (see potent). As a noun from 1650s.