prepotent

prepotent

[pree-poht-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:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin praepotent- (stem of praepotēns), present participle of praeposse to have greater power. See pre-, potent1

prepotently, adverb
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prepotent (prɪˈpəʊtənt)
 
adj
1.  greater in power, force, or influence
2.  biology showing prepotency
 
[C15: from Latin praepotens very powerful, from posse to be able]
 
prepotently
 
adv

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