- The definition of plenary is something that is full, complete or attended by all members.
- An example of plenary is someone having an all access stage pass.
- An example of plenary is a PTA meeting where all parents are there.
- full; complete; absolute: plenary power
- for attendance by all members: a plenary session
Origin: LL plenarius from Classical Latin plenus, full
- plenarily adverb
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- Complete in all respects; unlimited or full: a diplomat with plenary powers.
- Fully attended by all qualified members: a plenary session of the council.
Origin: Late Latin plēnārius, from Latin plēnus, full; see pelə-1 in Indo-European roots.
- pleˈna·ri·ly adverb
- pleˈna·ri·ness noun