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, proxy, regent, representative, secondary, speaker, spokesman, spokesperson, substitute, surrogate, viceroy II index deputy, omnipotent, spokesman, substitute

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • 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… …   English dictionary

  • 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… …   Wiktionary

  • 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

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