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- n. A chief ruler; a potentate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chief ruler; a potentate. [Obs.] Wyclif.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A potentate; a ruler.
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Galatarum gentem credere, in potestate parentum liberos esse.
“Sancti Apostoli Petrus et Paulus, de quorum potestate et auctoritate confidimus ipsi intercedant pro nobis ad Dominum.”
While previous scholarship stressed the affinity in form and content between De ecclesiastica potestate and the famous Bull Unam sanctam, Francisco Bertelloni (2004) holds that one should not overlook profound differences between the concepts of papal power that inspire the two texts.
De ecclesiastica potestate, R. Scholz (ed.), Weimar 1929
Scholarly discussion about De ecclesiastica potestate is still open.
Much better known than De renuntiatione is Giles 'De ecclesiastica potestate, a treatise also composed in defense of Boniface VIII.
An important sermon defending the papal position has been recently discovered by Concetta Luna, and Giles 'De ecclesiastica potestate undoubtedly ranks among the sources of Unam Sanctam.
They stand under the right or power [sub potestate] of the sovereign, because they are held (psychologically) in its sway.
El dilectum tuum e potestate canis — Ah! Audisti me inter cornua unicornium!
 Erasmus of such controversies: Pugnet qui volet, ego censeo leges majorum reverenter suscipiendas, et religiose observandas, velut a Deo profectas; nec esse tutum, nec esse pium, de potestate publica sinistram concipere aut serere suspicionem.
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