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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Definitions for plenary

  1. Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority.
  2. Fully attended by all qualified members.

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Citations for plenary
Judges like to quote a 1936 Supreme Court opinion that spoke of "the very delicate, plenary and exclusive power of the President as the sole organ of the Federal Government in the field of international relations." , New York Times
Tito called a plenary session of the Central Committee. Milovan Djilas, Fall of the New Class
Origin of plenary
late Middle English
1375-1425
Plenary comes from Late Latin plenarius, from Latin plenus, "full." It is related to plenty.