plenitude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English plenitude, that borrowed from Anglo-Norman plenitude, Middle French plenitude, and their source, Latin plēnitūdō.

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plenitude (countable and uncountable, plural plenitudes)

  1. Fullness; completeness. [from 15th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 393:
      Louis ignored him, recalling the parlements to the plenitude of their powers on 23 September.
  2. An abundance; a full supply. [from 17th c.]
    • 1975, Saul Bellow, Humboldt's Gift [Avon ed., 1976, p. 156]:
      Mankind's old greatness was created in scarcity. But what may we expect from plenitude?
  3. (heraldry) Fullness (of the moon). [from 19th c.]
  4. (philosophy) The metaphysical idea that the universe contains everything that is possible.

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plēnitūdō.

Noun[edit]

plenitude f (oblique plural plenitudes, nominative singular plenitude, nominative plural plenitudes)

  1. plenitude; fullness

Descendants[edit]

  • English: plenitude
  • French: plénitude

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