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as in:  plenary powers

a diplomat with plenary powers
  full in all respects
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plenary plenaries
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  • 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.
    Time, 1978  --,9171,912133,00.html#ixzz0YqPgFOZK(retrieved 12/05/09)
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Associated words [difficulty]:   plenary [9]
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