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Meaning of PLENIPOTENTIARY

Pronunciation:  `pleneepu'tenshee`eree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent his or her government
 

PLENIPOTENTIARY is a 15 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: diplomat, diplomatist

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Plen`i*po*ten"ti*a*ry\, n.; pl.
    {Plenipotentiaries}. [LL. plenipotentiarius: cf. F.
    pl['e]nipotentiaire.]
    A person invested with full power to transact any business;
    especially, an ambassador or envoy to a foreign court, with
    full power to negotiate a treaty, or to transact other
    business.
    
    
  2. \Plen`i*po*ten"ti*a*ry\, a.
    Containing or conferring full power; invested with full
    power; as, plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary
    ministers. --Howell.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: absolute, all-powerful, almighty, ambassador, ambassadorial, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, career diplomat, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, consul, consul general, consular, consular agent, diplomat, diplomatic, diplomatic agent, diplomatist, emissary, envoy, envoy extraordinary, foreign service officer, internuncio, legate, military attache, minister, minister plenipotentiary, minister resident, ministerial, nuncio, omnipotent, resident, secretary of legation, sovereign, supreme, unlimited, vice-consul, vice-legate
 

 

 

 

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