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om·nip·o·tent  audio  (m-np-tnt) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful. See Usage Note at infinite.
NOUN:
  1. One having unlimited power or authority: the bureaucratic omnipotents.
  2. Omnipotent God. Used with the.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin omnipotns, omnipotent- : omni-, omni- + potns, present participle of posse, to be able; see poti- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
om·nipo·tence or om·nipo·ten·cy(Noun), om·nipo·tent·ly(Adverb)


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