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Plenipotentiary Definition from 601 Words

Plenipotentiary definition and synonyms from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam. Learn the word, plenipotentiary, in real context and with images, and improve your listening and reading comprehension as well.

/ˌplen.ɪ.pəʊˈtent.ʃər.i/ (adj & noun)

Plenipotentiary definition

Adjective: having full power and authority to act independently, all-powerful, officiating, in charge, authoritative, supreme, presiding

Noun: an official or diplomat with full power especially an official or diplomat who is the representative of their own country in another country, ambassador, minister, envoy, emissary


In this changing landscape of diplomacy what is required of an ambassador or plenipotentiary? Can an embassy be organised as a corporate institution? Has espionage become irrelevant as more and more data becomes available on the Internet and the imaging capacity of satellites makes clandestine photography of places and people unnecessary? How do our ambassadors, embassies and foreign offices cope with the current process of flux? This change is taking place at a giddying pace.

Source of example:


powerless, pawn

Parts of speech

Adjective: plenipotent

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