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A.Word.A.Day--plenipotentiary

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This week's theme: words about diplomacy.

plenipotentiary (plen-uh-puh-TEN-shee-er-ee, -shuh-ree) noun

A person, such as a diplomatic agent, fully authorized to represent a government.

adjective

Invested with full power.

[From Latin plenipotentiarius, from plenum (full) + potent (powerful).]

See more usage examples of plenipotentiary in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"On Wednesday, Blair officially resigned as Britain's prime minister and immediately took on the role of senior plenipotentiary for the so-called Middle East Quartet -- the United States, the United Nations, the European Union and Russia." Matthew Fisher; Blair Named Mideast Envoy; Windsor Star (Canada); Jun 28, 2007.

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