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prepotent

[pree-poht-nt] /priˈpoʊt nt/
adjective
1.
preeminent in power, authority, or influence; predominant:
a prepotent name in the oil business.
2.
Genetics. noting, pertaining to, or having prepotency.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin praepotent- (stem of praepotēns), present participle of praeposse to have greater power. See pre-, potent1
Related forms
prepotently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for prepotent

prepotent

/prɪˈpəʊtənt/
adjective
1.
greater in power, force, or influence
2.
(biology) showing prepotency
Derived Forms
prepotently, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Latin praepotens very powerful, from posse to be able
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