Word of the day: Plenipotentiary

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1plen·i·po·ten·tia·ry

adjective ˌple-nə-pə-ˈten(t)-sh(ə-)rē, -shē-ˌer-ē

Definition of PLENIPOTENTIARY

1
:  invested with full power
2
:  of or relating to a plenipotentiary

Origin of PLENIPOTENTIARY

Medieval Latin plenipotentiarius, adjective & noun, from Late Latin plenipotent-, plenipotens

First Known Use: circa 1645

2plenipotentiary

noun

: a person (such as a diplomat) who has complete power to do business for a government

plural plenipotentiaries

Full Definition of PLENIPOTENTIARY

:  a person and especially a diplomatic agent invested with full power to transact business

 

Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plenipotentiary

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