potestas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From possum / potis + -tās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

potestās f ‎(genitive potestātis); third declension

  1. power, ability
  2. mastery, control
  3. authority, jurisdiction
  4. dominion, political power
  5. right, legal power
  6. (of a word) meaning
  7. possibility, opportunity

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative potestās potestātēs
genitive potestātis potestātum
dative potestātī potestātibus
accusative potestātem potestātēs
ablative potestāte potestātibus
vocative potestās potestātēs

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  • potestas” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.