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plenary

[plee-nuh-ree, plen-uh-] /ˈpli nə ri, ˈplɛn ə-/
adjective
1.
full; complete; entire; absolute; unqualified:
plenary powers.
2.
attended by all qualified members; fully constituted:
a plenary session of Congress.
noun, plural plenaries.
3.
a plenary session, meeting, or the like.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; < Late Latin plēnārius (see plenum, -ary); replacing late Middle English plener < Anglo-French < Late Latin plēnāris (see -ar1)
Related forms
plenarily, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for plenarily

plenary

/ˈpliːnərɪ; ˈplɛn-/
adjective
1.
full, unqualified, or complete: plenary powers, plenary indulgence
2.
(of assemblies, councils, etc) attended by all the members
noun (pl) -ries
3.
a book of the gospels or epistles and homilies read at the Eucharist
Derived Forms
plenarily, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin plēnārius, from Latin plēnus full; related to Middle English plener; see plenum
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Word Origin and History for plenarily

plenary

adj.

1510s, earlier plenar (mid-13c.), from Old French plenier, from Medieval Latin plenarius "entire, complete," from Latin plenus "full, filled, greatly crowded; stout, pregnant; abundant, abounding; complete," from PIE *pele- (1) "to fill" (see poly-). Related: Plenarily.

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