from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A colloquial abbreviation of plenipotentiary.


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  • Indeed, brother, you would make a fine plenipo to negotiate with the French.

    II. The Character of Mrs. Western. Book VI

  • I were marched off by the official, his lordship loudly demanding sight of a warrant, and protesting against the illegality of his arrest, varied at moments by threats to appeal to the British consul, minister plenipo.,

    The Great K. & A. Robbery

  • But that which had perhaps tended more than any thing else to deepen the variance of the kings, was hump-backed Bello's dispatching to Odo, as his thirtieth plenipo, a diminutive little negotiator, who all by himself, in a solitary canoe, sailed over to have audience of Media; into whose presence he was immediately ushered.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • With all haste he dispatched to the hump - backed king a little dwarf of his own; who voyaging over to Dominora in a canoe, sorry and solitary as that of Bello's plenipo, in like manner, received the same insults.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • And so saying, under sufferance of being small, the plenipo was permitted to depart unmolested; for all his bravadoes, fobbing his credentials and affronts.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • He was allowed, moreover, the quantity of plate usually given to ambassadors, whereupon the joke was circulated that he was going "plenipo to the Cherokees."

    Life of George Washington — Volume 01

  • Lauriston was gone to England as plenipo, to end the dread contest without new effusion of blood: but Paris, like London, teems with hourly false reports, and this intelligence, unhappily, was of the number.

    The Diary and Letters of Madame D'Arblay — Volume 3

  • Dyer pointed out — of course I have your permission to be plenipo-emendator.

    Coleridge & Southey Letters

  • Indeed, brother, you would make a fine plenipo to negotiate with the French.

    History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • In 1/48, he again went over with his Koyn\ Highness; and soon after the conclusion df the peace, his Lordship was appointed ambassador and plenipo - tentiarj to the French court; being then general in chief of tbe forces in Scotland.

    Collins's Peerage of England; Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical


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