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plenipotentiaries

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  • n. Plural form of plenipotentiary.

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Examples

  • I will urge our Senators myself to name plenipotentiaries from us; and to persuade them, why, I will show them my own tool.

    Lysistrata

  • European states should name plenipotentiaries to form a permanent tribunal of compulsory arbitration for the settlement of all differences.

    The Task of Social Hygiene

  • How ingrained in the plenipotentiaries was their proneness for what, for want of a better word, may be termed conspirative and circuitous action may be inferred from the record of their official and unofficial conversations and acts.

    The Inside Story of the Peace Conference

  • 'All the powers, which are concerned in this war, having by common consent chosen the city of Munster as a place for holding the Congress and negotiations for the peace aforesaid; we have thought proper to name plenipotentiaries there to treat with the States of the free

    The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. VIII

  • THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and the United Mexican States animated by a sincere desire to put an end to the calamities of the war which unhappily exists between the two Republics, and to establish upon a solid basis relations of peace and friendship, which shall confer reciprocal benefits upon the citizens of both, and assure the concord, harmony, and mutual confidence wherein the two people should live, as good neighbours, have for that purpose appointed their respective plenipotentiaries, that is to say: 1

    Treaty with Mexico

  • Franklin, and Jay as "plenipotentiaries," that is, agents of a sovereign power.

    History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)

  • Hitherto it's been a bit of a backwater, with our plenipotentiaries having to make do without even a secretary and presumably riding their bike round to St Peter's.

    Diary

  • Our special plenipotentiaries like Richard Holbrooke do this regularly; our secretary of state follows.

    Gods and Monsters: Fighting American Wars From on High

  • In spring 2001 there was a preparatory commission meeting of plenipotentiaries to establish an international criminal court at the United Nations in New York City.

    Radovan Karadzic's website and blog

  • Unfortunately, the citizenry can't take the obvious first step and check that team, with all its attendant generals and plenipotentiaries, into some LBJ or George W. Bush Rehabilitation Center; nor is there a 12-step detox program to recommend to Washington's war addicts.

    Too Big to Fail? Afghanistan as a Bailout State

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