plenipotentiary

  • 1 Plenipotentiary — Plen i*po*ten ti*a*ry, a. Containing or conferring full power; invested with full power; as, plenipotentiary license; plenipotentiary ministers. Howell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 plenipotentiary — [plen΄i pō ten′shē er΄ē, plen΄i pō ten′shə rē] adj. [ML plenipotentiarius < LL plenipotens, possessing full power < L plenus, FULL1 + potens, powerful] having or conferring full power or authority [an ambassador plenipotentiary] n. pl.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 Plenipotentiary — Plen i*po*ten ti*a*ry (pl[e^]n [i^]*p[ o]*t[e^]n sh[i^]*[asl]*r[y^]), 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 plenipotentiary — I noun advocate, agent, ambassador, assistant, broker, chancellor, coagent, consul, delegate, deputy, diplomat, diplomatic agent, emissary, envoy, factor, internuncio, legate, lieutenant, messenger, official representative, proctor, provost,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 plenipotentiary — 1640s, from M.L. plenipotentiarius having full power, from L. plenus full (see PLENARY (Cf. plenary)) + potentem powerful (see POTENT (Cf. potent)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 plenipotentiary — ► NOUN (pl. plenipotentiaries) ▪ a person appointed by a government to act on its behalf with full and independent power. ► ADJECTIVE 1) having full power to take independent action. 2) (of power) absolute. ORIGIN from Latin plenus full +… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 Plenipotentiary — The word plenipotentiary (from the Latin, plenus + potens , full + power) has two meanings.As a noun, it refers to a person who has full powers . In particular, the term commonly refers to a diplomat who is fully authorized to represent their… …

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  • 8 plenipotentiary — [[t]ple̱nɪpəte̱nʃəri, AM ʃieri[/t]] plenipotentiaries also Plenipotentiary 1) N COUNT A plenipotentiary is a person who has full power to make decisions or take action on behalf of their government, especially in a foreign country. [FORMAL]… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 plenipotentiary — UK [ˌplenɪpəˈtenʃərɪ] / US [ˌplenɪpəˈtenʃɪˌerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms plenipotentiary : singular plenipotentiary plural plenipotentiaries formal a representative of a government in a foreign country who has been given complete authority to… …

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  • 10 plenipotentiary — 1. noun /ˌplɛn.ɪ.pəʊˈtɛn.ʃər.i,ˌplɛn.ɪ.pəʊˈtɛn.ʃi.ər.i,plɛn.ɪ.poʊˈtɛn.ʃər.i,plɛn.ɪ.poʊˈtɛn.ʃi.ər.i/ A person invested with full power, especially as the diplomatic agent of a sovereign state, (originally) charged with handling a certain matter… …

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  • 11 plenipotentiary — noun (C) formal or technical someone who has full power to take action or make decisions, especially as a representative of their government in a foreign country plenipotentiary adjective: plenipotentiary powers …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 plenipotentiary — I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin plenipotentiarius, adjective & noun, from Late Latin plenipotent , plenipotens Date: circa 1645 1. invested with full power 2. of or relating to a plenipotentiary II. noun (plural ries) Date: circa 1656 a… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 plenipotentiary — Synonyms and related words: absolute, all powerful, almighty, ambassador, ambassadorial, ambassadress, apostolic delegate, attache, career diplomat, chancellor, charge, commercial attache, consul, consul general, consular, consular agent,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 plenipotentiary — plen|i|po|ten|tia|ry [ˌplenıpəˈtenʃəri US ʃieri] n plural plenipotentiaries formal or technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Medieval Latin; Origin: plenipotentiarius, from Latin plenus ( PLENTY3) + potens powerful ] someone who has full power to take… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 Plenipotentiary — see plenipotentiary …

    English dictionary

  • 16 plenipotentiary — /plen euh peuh ten shee er ee, sheuh ree/, n., pl. plenipotentiaries, adj. n. 1. a person, esp. a diplomatic agent, invested with full power or authority to transact business on behalf of another. adj. 2. invested with full power or authority, as …

    Universalium

  • 17 plenipotentiary — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. diplomat, spokesman, emissary; see agent 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 plenipotentiary — plen|i|po|ten|ti|ar|y [ ,plenıpə tenʃi,eri ] noun count FORMAL a representative of a government in a foreign country who has been given complete authority to make decisions ╾ plen|i|po|ten|ti|ar|y adjective …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 plenipotentiary — n. ambassador, diplomat; official representative; delegate, messengerplen·i·po·ten·ti·ar·y || ‚plenɪpəʊ tenʃəɪrɪ / ʃərɪ adj. authorized, qualified; has full authority, has power of attorneyplen·i·po·ten·ti·ar·y ||… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 plenipotentiary — [ˌplɛnɪpə tɛnʃ(ə)ri] noun (plural plenipotentiaries) a person, especially a diplomat, who is invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government. adjective having full power to take independent action. ↘(of power)… …

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