omnipotence


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om·nip·o·tent

 (ŏm-nĭp′ə-tənt)
adj.
Having unlimited or universal power, authority, or force; all-powerful.
n.
1. One having unlimited power or authority: the bureaucratic omnipotents.
2. Omnipotent God. Used with the.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin omnipotēns, omnipotent- : omni-, omni- + potēns, present participle of posse, to be able; see poti- in Indo-European roots.]

om·nip′o·tence, om·nip′o·ten·cy n.
om·nip′o·tent·ly adv.

om•nip•o•tence

(ɒmˈnɪp ə təns)

n.
1. the quality or state of being omnipotent.
2. (cap.) God.
[1560–70; < Late Latin omnipotentia]

omnipotence

the state or quality of being infinite in power, authority, or might. — omnipotent, adj.
See also: Strength and Weakness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omnipotence - the state of being omnipotent; having unlimited power
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
God's Will - the omnipotence of a divine being

omnipotence

noun supremacy, sovereignty, dominance, domination, mastery, primacy, ascendancy, pre-eminence, predominance, invincibility, supreme power, absolute rule, undisputed sway leaders who use violent discipline to assert their omnipotence
weakness, inability, vulnerability, impotence, inferiority, frailty, powerlessness
Translations
قُدْرَةُ كُلِيَّه
všemohoucnost
almægtighed
kaikkivoipaisuus
omnipotencijasvemoćsvemoćnost
mindenhatóságteljhatalom
almætti
všemohúcosť
svemoćsvemogućsvemogućnost
omnipotens
herşeye gücü yetme

omnipotence

[ɒmˈnɪpətəns] Nomnipotencia f

omnipotence

[ɒmˈnɪpətəns] nomnipotence f

omnipotence

n no plAllmacht f, → Omnipotenz f

omnipotence

[ɒmˈnɪpətns] nonnipotenza

omnipotent

(omˈnipətənt) adjective
having absolute, unlimited power. the omnipotent power of God.
omˈnipotently adverb
omˈnipotence noun
References in classic literature ?
I know not that their delivery is at hand," returned the doubting David; "the leader of these savages is possessed of an evil spirit that no power short of Omnipotence can tame.
Not in the riches of omnipotence is the chief glory of God; but in self-denying, suffering love
We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.
Son, thou in whom my glory I behold In full resplendence, Heir of all my might, Neerly it now concernes us to be sure Of our Omnipotence, and with what Arms We mean to hold what anciently we claim Of Deitie or Empire, such a foe Is rising, who intends to erect his Throne Equal to ours, throughout the spacious North; Nor so content, hath in his thought to trie In battel, what our Power is, or our right.
I shall end by believing in the omnipotence of the ghost," he said.
The general presented the ambassador with a rich robe, and returned this gallant answer: "That he and his fellow-soldiers were come with an intention to drive Mahomet out of these countries, which he had wrongfully usurped; that his present design was, instead of returning back the way he came, as Mahomet advised, to open himself a passage through the country of his enemies; that Mahomet should rather think of determining whether he would fight or yield up his ill-gotten territories, than of prescribing measures to him; that he put his whole confidence in the omnipotence of God and the justice of his cause, and that to show how just a sense he had of Mahomet's kindness, he took the liberty of presenting him with a looking-glass and a pair of pincers.
But the English lawyers had decided that Parliament was omnipotent--and Parliament, in its omnipotence, instead of trial by jury and the Habeas Corpus, enacted admiralty courts in England to try Americans for offences charged against them as committed in America; instead of the privileges of Magna Charta, nullified the charter itself of Massachusetts Bay; shut up the port of Boston; sent armies and navies to keep the peace and teach the colonies that John Hampden was a rebel and Algernon Sidney a traitor.
Shame on me that I have attempted to describe it by so mean an image -- feeling, as I do, that it is one of those symbolic scenes which lead the mind to the sentiment, though not to the conception, of Omnipotence.
Pagan demon, I credit not thine omnipotence, and so cannot succumb to thy power.
I still had much to learn as to the depths of cruelty and bestiality to which omnipotence may drag its possessor.
He remembered how passionately he had prayed for the miracle which his uncle had assured him was possible to omnipotence.
But how can I, an insignificant mortal, show His omnipotence, His infinity, and all His mercy to one who is blind, or who shuts his eyes that he may not see or understand Him and may not see or understand his own vileness and sinfulness?