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PLENIPOTENTIARY. Possessing full powers; as, a minister plenipotentiary, is one authorized fully to settle the matters connected with his mission, subject however to the ratification of the government by which he is authorized. Vide Minister.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.