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plenary -- as in: plenary powers
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as in: plenary powers Define
full in all respects
  • a diplomat with plenary powers
  • She requested complete, plenary, and unreviewable authority to...
  • The plenary power of Congress to pass laws is limited by state and individual rights.
  • Before the blessing, the new Pope made an unusual gesture, granting "to all" who heard the words—either in person or by broadcast—a plenary indulgence. In Catholic belief, all sins, though forgiven, must be atoned for—either here on earth or, after death, in purgatory. For those truly repentant, a plenary indulgence cancels the debt for all past sins.
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as in: a plenary session of the council Define
a meeting at which all members are expected to attend
as in: plenary powers Define
full in all respects
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