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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.

omnipotent

(ɒmˈnɪpətənt)
adj
having very great or unlimited power
n
(Theology) the Omnipotent an epithet for God
[C14: via Old French from Latin omnipotens all-powerful, from omni- + potens, from posse to be able]
omˈnipotence n
omˈnipotently adv

om•nip•o•tent

(ɒmˈnɪp ə tənt)

adj.
1. infinite in power, as God.
2. having very great or unlimited authority or power.
n.
3. an omnipotent being.
4. the Omnipotent, God.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin omnipotent- (s. of omnipotēns); see omni-, potent1]
om•nip′o•tent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.omnipotent - having unlimited poweromnipotent - having unlimited power    
powerful - having great power or force or potency or effect; "the most powerful government in western Europe"; "his powerful arms"; "a powerful bomb"; "the horse's powerful kick"; "powerful drugs"; "a powerful argument"

omnipotent

adjective almighty, supreme, invincible, all-powerful Doug lived in the shadow of his seemingly omnipotent father.
weak, vulnerable, inferior, incapable, powerless, frail, feeble, impotent
Translations
قادِر عَلى كُل شَيء
všemohoucí
almægtig
kaikkivaltiaskaikkivoipa
almáttugur
kaip visagalisvisagalybė
visspēcīgsvisvarens
omnipotent
herşeye gücü yetenkadir-i mutlak

omnipotent

[ɒmˈnɪpətənt] ADJomnipotente

omnipotent

[ɒmˈnɪpətənt] adj (= all-powerful) [person] → omnipotent(e)

omnipotent

n The Omnipotentder Allmächtige

omnipotent

[ɒmˈnɪpətnt] adjonnipotente

omnipotent

(omˈnipətənt) adjective
having absolute, unlimited power. the omnipotent power of God.
omˈnipotently adverb
omˈnipotence noun
References in classic literature ?
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.
I still had much to learn as to the depths of cruelty and bestiality to which omnipotence may drag its possessor.
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.