Sentence: The little country is San Marino, the tiny (24 square miles and 22,000 inhabitants) but venerable republic found slightly to the southwest of Rimini near Italy’s Adriatic coast. And its eminent representative in the United States is Detlev Baurs-Krey, who is San Marino’s newly appointed minister plenipotentiary at large. (Source: www.nytimes.com)
Meaning: Invested with full power
How To Remember?
“Plenipotentiary” can be expanded as “Plenty Potential” which someone who has full power can easily claim to have!
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[Superman is the hero plenipotentiary, isn’t he? Well, almost!]
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