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Definitions for Plenary
ˈpli nə ri, ˈplɛn ə-ple·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. plenaryadjective

    full in all respects

    "a plenary session of the legislature"; "a diplomat with plenary powers"


  1. plenarynoun

    plenary session

    After lunch, we will all be in the main auditorium listening to the plenary.

  2. plenaryadjective

    Fully attended; for everyone's attendance.

  3. plenaryadjective

    Complete; full; entire; absolute.

  4. Etymology: From plenarius, from plenus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PLENARYadjective

    Full; complete.

    Etymology: from plenus, Lat.

    I am far from denying that compliance on my part, for plenary consent it was not, to his destruction. Charles I .

    The cause is made a plenary cause. John Ayliffe.

    A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full, so that nothing may be wanting, nothing which is proper omitted. Isaac Watts.

  2. Plenarynoun

    Decisive procedure.

    A bare institution without induction does not make a plenary against the king, where he has a title to present. John Ayliffe.


  1. plenary

    Plenary is an adjective that describes something as being full, complete, or attended by all members. It refers to an event or meeting that is fully attended or a power or right that is absolute or unqualified. It is often used in the context of meetings, sessions, or assemblies in which all members of a group or committee are expected to attend.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Plenaryadjective

    full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority

  2. Plenarynoun

    decisive procedure

  3. Etymology: [LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus full. See Plenty.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Plenary

    plē′nā-ri, adj. full: entire: complete: (law) passing through all its stages—opp. to Summary: having full powers.—adv. Plen′arily.—ns. Plen′ariness; Plē′narty, the state of a benefice when occupied; Plē′nist, one who believes all space to be filled with matter; Plen′itude, fullness: completeness: repletion; Plē′num, space considered as in every part filled with matter.—Plenary inspiration, inspiration which excludes all mixture of error. [Low L. plenarius—L. ple-nus, full—plēre, to fill.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plenary in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Plenary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Plenary in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Appleby:

    When push comes to shove, the federal government has both the plenary power and the power of the 1980 Refugee Act to place refugees anywhere in the country.

  2. Mark Demesmaeker:

    When I sense the mood, I think there will be a majority that will reject the proposal in the plenary as well, the technology to build cleaner diesel cars is there; the pollution by diesel cars is harming our health.

  3. The Biden administration:

    ( A) llowing the district court's erroneous and extraordinary injunction to take effect before this Court has been able to undertake plenary review would result in irreparable harm to the government that far outweighs any harm to respondents from a stay, mPP has been rescinded for 2.5 months, suspended for 8 months, and largely dormant for nearly 16 months.

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