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Meaning of PUISSANT

Pronunciation:  'pyooisunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (archaic) powerful
 

PUISSANT is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: powerful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pu"is*sant\, a. [F., originally, a p. pr. formed fr.
L. posse to be able: cf. L. potens powerful. See {Potent}.]
Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or
empire. `` Puissant deeds.'' --Milton.

      Of puissant nations which the world possessed.
                                               --Spenser.

      And worldlings in it are less merciful, And more
      puissant.                                --Mrs.
                                               Browning.

 

 

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