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Definition of "potence" [po•tence]

  • Potency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "potence" in a sentence
  • "A quoi bon une potence en or si c'est vous que l'on va pendre ?"
  • "“If he is left to my disposal,” said the King, “I will at least give him one lesson in the science of heraldry, in which he is so ignorant — only explain to him practically the meaning of a cross potence, with a noose dangling proper.”"
  • "The potence of personality is certainly incalculable."