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plenipotentiary

  

      adj  
1    (esp. of a diplomatic envoy) invested with or possessing full power or authority  
2    conferring full power or authority  
3    (of power or authority) full; absolute  
      n   pl   , -aries  
4    a person invested with full authority to transact business, esp. a diplomat authorized to represent a country  
   See also       envoy   1       1  
     (C17: from Medieval Latin plenipotentiarius, from Latin plenus full + potentia power)  


minister plenipotentiary  
      n   pl   , ministers plenipotentiary      See       envoy   1       1  
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plenipotentiary

  
  
ambassador, emissary, envoy, legate, minister  

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