exercised power


exercised power
employed power, used power

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • power — I. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French poer, pouer, from poer to be able, from Vulgar Latin *potēre, alteration of Latin posse more at potent Date: 13th century 1. a. (1) ability to act or produce an effect… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Power of the Keys —     Power of the Keys     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Power of the Keys     The expression power of the keys is derived from Christ s words to St. Peter (in Matthew 16:19). The promise there made finds its explanation in Isaias 22, in which the key …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • power — pow·er n 1: capability of acting or of producing an effect parties of unequal bargaining power 2 a: authority or capacity to act that is delegated by law or constitution often used in pl. commerce power often cap C&P: the power delegated to… …   Law dictionary

  • power — is the concept which is at the heart of the subject of social stratification . It is therefore not surprising that we have seen so many disputes concerning its meaning (including disputes about what particular sociologists meant when they used… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • Power — may refer to*any ability to effect change;political or social * Power (philosophy) ** Political power, power held by a person or group in a country s political system ** Reserve power, a power exercised by a head of state in certain exceptional… …   Wikipedia

  • power — n 1 Power, force, energy, strength, might, puissance mean the ability to exert effort for a purpose. Power is the most general of these terms and denotes an ability to act or be acted upon, to effect something, or to affect or be affected by… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • power — [pou′ər] n. [ME pouer < OFr poeir, earlier poter, orig. inf. < VL * potere, to be able, for L posse, to be able: see POTENT] 1. ability to do, act, or produce 2. a specific ability or faculty [the power of hearing] 3. great ability to do,… …   English World dictionary

  • power of advancement — England, Wales A power that enables trustees to pay or apply capital to, or for the benefit of, a beneficiary. Trustees may apply capital for the benefit of a beneficiary by creating new trusts for him (a settled advance). A power of advancement… …   Law dictionary

  • power — The right, ability, authority, or faculty of doing something. Authority to do any act which the grantor might himself lawfully perform. Porter v. Household Finance Corp. of Columbus, D.C.Ohio, 385 F.Supp. 336, 341. A power is an ability on the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Power of appointment — A power of appointment is a term most frequently used in the law of wills to describe the ability of the testator (the person writing the will) to select a person who will be given the authority to dispose of certain property under the will.… …   Wikipedia


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