• WordNet 3.6
    • adj plenary full in all respects "a plenary session of the legislature","a diplomat with plenary powers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Plenary (Law) Decisive procedure.
    • a Plenary Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license; plenary authority. "A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • plenary Full; entire; complete: as, a plenary license; plenary consent; plenary indulgence.
    • plenary In law, noting an ordinary suit which passes through all its gradations and formal steps: opposed to summary. Plenary causes in the ecclesiastical courts are now three
    • plenary Having full power; plenipotentiary.
    • n plenary In law, decisive procedure.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Plenary plē′nā-ri full: entire: complete:
    • adj Plenary plē′nā-ri (law) passing through all its stages—opp. to Summary: having full powers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus, full. See Plenty
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. plenarius—L. ple-nus, full—plēre, to fill.


In literature:

We do not believe in the plenary inspiration of any Act of Parliament.
"Against Home Rule (1912)" by Various
They remonstrated, and brought out their certificates of plenary pardon.
"Luther and the Reformation:" by Joseph A. Seiss
Houtman, pursuant to a resolution of the Plenary Council.
"The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765" by J. E. Heeres
For my part, I grant you plenary absolution.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
He also conceded a plenary indulgence to all who have made such visits three times in three distinct days.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
They've both been invited to attend the Plenary Session, this afternoon.
"Ministry of Disturbance" by Henry Beam Piper
Indulgences, plenary and partial, follow on the performance of the duties of the Association.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
It would supervise the drafting of the treaties and present them to the plenary conference in practically final form.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
This Committee were entrusted with plenary powers, and there was no appeal from their decision.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Laurent promised his most careful supervision of affairs, and Paul left him with plenary powers.
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray

In news:

Was the plenary speaker at BYU's Conference on Family History and Genealogy on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama yawns during the East Asia Summit plenary session in Phnom Penh .
Singh invited as plenary speaker in India.
00 pm – 1:30 pm Plenary Luncheon Alert.
Heizo Takenaka speaks at a plenary session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China 27 September 2008.
The Party's National Plenary will be held from February 18th-21st in St Petersburg Florida at the Uhuru House.
In morning plenary sessions at IHS CERA Week Mar 6, energy leaders from both countries reviewed performances of their state-owned oil companies—Ecopetrol in Colombia and Pemex in Mexico.
President Barack Obama, left, attends the East Asian Summit Plenary Session at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012.
Secretary-General Ban talks during opening ceremony of plenary session of 18th session of COP18 in Doha .
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks during the opening ceremony of the plenary session of the high-level segment of the 18th session of.
Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan-Duncan attends the plenary session The Re-orientation of A.
(AFP-OUT) Former US President Bill Clinton speaks during the closing plenary session of the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) on September 23, 2010 in New York City.
UN climate change talks centered on a "Durban outcome " package as plenary meetings continued late Saturday and into Sunday, more than a day after COP 17 negotiations in Durban, South Africa were supposed to end.
In this file photo taken on March 11, 2012, Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
The registration fee is your admission to convention events including seminars, plenary session, parade and exhibit hall.

In science:

The SOC attracted an exceptional list of plenary speakers to GR17.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
The final plenary lecture was given by David Langlois (IAP, Paris) who reviewed the implications of the braneworld scenario for gravitation and cosmology.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
We did not have a plenary talk about physics prospects for the LHC, but some were presented in a parallel session 48 .
Summary of ICHEP 2004
Klein, plenary talk at this conference. 5. M.
Summary of ICHEP 2004
Sakai, plenary talk at this conference. 53. A.
Summary of ICHEP 2004