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  1. plen·i·po·ten·ti·ar·y
    IPA[ˌplenəpəˈtenSHərē]
  2. noun

    • 1. a person, especially a diplomat, invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government, typically in a foreign country.

    adjective

    • 1. having full power to take independent action:

      he represented the Japanese government in Seoul as minister plenipotentiary
    • 2. (of power) absolute:

      he went armed with plenipotentiary powers, to take whatever measures he felt necessary
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: plenipotentiary, plural noun: plenipotentiaries

    • noun

      a person, especially a diplomat, invested with the full power of independent action on behalf of their government, typically in a foreign country.
    • adjective

      having full power to take independent action:

      (of power) absolute:

    • noun

      an ambassador with full powers to sign treaties or otherwise act for the state or monarch.
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