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plenary as in:  a plenary session of the council

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  • a plenary session of the legislature
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plenary as in:  plenary powers

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  • 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.   (source)
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  • After the Third Plenary Session of the Eleventh CPC Central Committee, he was soon promoted to the level of a deputy minister.†   (source)
  • Behind him came pilgrims from remote regions, musicians playing accordions, peddlers selling food and amulets; and for three days the ranch was overflowing with the crippled and the hopeless, who in reality did not come for the learned sermons and the plenary indulgences but for the favors of the mule who, it was said, performed miracles behind his master's back.†   (source)
  • Just after midnight on November 18, an interim constitution was approved by a plenary session of the multiparty conference.†   (source)
  • As for Thomas Stone's plenary session—I was undecided about attending.†   (source)
  • Six months of that first year were consumed in attending the Plenary Council at Baltimore, to which he had been summoned.†   (source)
  • I can't remember all he told me—sacred monkeys, plenary indulgences, four last things—if I remembered all he told me I shouldn't have time for anything else.†   (source)
  • He tried to impress me with the command he had over Marxian coal and cotton, plenary dates, factional history, texts of Lenin and Plekhanov; what he had really was the long-distance dreaming gaze of the eyes into the future and the pick of phrase, which he smiled and smelled like a perfume, heavy-lidded.†   (source)
  • The clerk several times used the word "plenary" (of the service), a word Petya did not understand.†   (source)
  • To the mutineers those battles, and especially Trafalgar, were a plenary absolution and a grand one: For all that goes to make up scenic naval display, heroic magnificence in arms, those battles, especially Trafalgar, stand unmatched in human annals.†   (source)
  • Whatever one may think of plenary inspiration, one must heartily subscribe to these words of Paul: 'Be thou an example—in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.'†   (source)
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  • and invested with plenary delegated authority seated himself at the head of the table, and the landlord sat down with him, for he was no less fond of cow-heel and calves' feet than Sancho was.†   (source)
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