Omnipotence Om*nip"o*tence, Omnipotency Om*nip"o*ten*cy, n. [L. omnipotentia: cf. F. omnipotence.] 1. The state of being omnipotent; almighty power; hence, one who is omnipotent; the Deity. [1913 Webster]

Will Omnipotence neglect to save The suffering virtue of the wise and brave? --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Unlimited power of a particular kind; as, love's omnipotence. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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