Definition of plenipotential in English:

plenipotential

adjective

  • Of or belonging to a plenipotentiary; possessing or conferring full power or authority.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Guy Miege (bap. 1644, d. ?1718), author and lexicographer. From post-classical Latin plenipotent-, plenipotens plenipotent + -ial, probably after potential. Slightly earlier currency is probably implied by plenipotentiality.

Pronunciation

plenipotential

/ˌplɛnɪpəˈtɛnʃl/