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Meaning of PUISSANCE

Pronunciation:  'pyooisuns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  power to influence or coerce; "the puissance of the labor vote"
 

PUISSANCE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: power, powerfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu"is*sance\, n. [F., fr. puissant. See {Puissant},
and cf. {Potency}, {Potance}, {Potence}.]
Power; strength; might; force; potency. `` Youths of
puissance.'' --Tennyson.

      The power and puissance of the king.     --Shak.

Note: In Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton, puissance and
      puissant are usually dissyllables.

 

 

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