noun (in Roman law)
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Origin of potestas
OTHER WORDS FROM potestaspo·tes·tal, adjective
Words nearby potestas
Example sentences from the Web for potestas
The children were always under the potestas of their parents.
Quid ergo intelligendum est, nisi quia Potestas & Bonitas illa magis agebat, &c.Six Discourses on the Miracles of our Saviour|Thomas Woolston
Where the Potestas begins, Kinship begins; and therefore adoptive relatives are among the kindred.Ancient Law|Sir Henry James Sumner Maine
They further induced his father to make use of his potestas in restraining his son.
It is, therefore, as regards both the potestas ordinis Church of England.