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po·tent

(pō'tĕnt),
1. Possessing force, power, strength.
See also: totipotent, pluripotent, unipotent.
2. Indicating the ability of a primordial cell to differentiate.
See also: totipotent, pluripotent, unipotent.
3. In psychiatry, possessing sexual potency.

potent

(pōt′nt)
adj.
1. Exerting or capable of exerting strong physiological or chemical effects.
2. Able to achieve and maintain an erection that allows for sexual intercourse. Used of a male.

po·tent

(pō'tĕnt)
1. Possessing force, power, strength.
2. Indicating the ability of a primordial cell to differentiate.
3. Possessing sexual potency.
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103 For an analysis of the mentalite of the Parisian leaguers see Elie Barnavi and Robert Descimon, La Sainte Ligue, le juge et la potence: L'assassinat du president Brisson (15 novembre 1591) (Paris, 1985).
In India and Sir Lanka there is a well established tradition of popular elections; the political parties are fairly well organised; and the electorate is shrewd and informed, and has over the years come to learn the potence of the vote in removing a government which fails to fulfil its electoral pledges.
Finally, as Cardozo said, "The great ideals of liberty and equality are preserved against the assaults of opportunism, the expediency of the passing hour, the erosion of small encroachments, the scorn and derision of those who have no patience with general principles, by enshrining them in constitutions."[4] This process evokes the language of rights, a language that has achieved a potence and preeminence in the United States unmatched anywhere in the world.
Initially, Baier as well as Brand might be regarded as exponents of the New Hume in that they reject the traditional sceptical picture according to which (reformulated in terms of the epistemological potence of reason) Hume supports the following claims: (1) We have no reasons to adhere to a special corpus of beliefs; in particular, we have no reasons for our predictions.
Potence Steak Flambe, a menu regular since the restaurant opened
Using dominance and additive variance values, potence ratio was calculated for all the traits at both moisture levels.
He could play the game of Conceptual art--the early big book on Valerio Adami has many lovely moments such as the one when he reads a ladder as "potence" with the pun on potentiality and the scaffold.
Avec Un Balcon en foret, ecrin de l'ultime recit de reve soumis a l'analyse, un recul tres net semble s'etablir par rapport aux deux oeuvres inaugurales : non seulement le pacte onirique est clairement etabli par un cadre lexico semantique trace avec fermete (27), mais encore le recit de reve, a l'interieur de ce cadre, respecte les elements fondamentaux de la poetique onirique (brieveta, etrangete de la scene--Grange est pendu a une potence mais u'en observe pas moins "avec un particulier plaisir le paysage illumine" Un B.
The specialties include Chateau 1771 classics like Potence (steak flambeed with brandy), a traditional Scallops au Gratin, the delicious Pasta with chorizo and Gruyere cheese that set the trend for using chorizo in pasta, Chateau Osso Buco, a deceptively simple Coffee Pie that has never been equaled, and a light and crisp Lemon Meringue Torte.