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Webster 1913 Edition


Potency

Po′ten-cy

,
Noun.
[L.
potentia
, from
potens
,
-entis
, potent. See
Potent
, and cf.
Potance
,
Potence
,
Puissance
.]
The quality or state of being potent; physical or moral power; inherent strength; energy; ability to effect a purpose; capability; efficacy; influence.
“Drugs of potency.”
Hawthorne.
A place of
potency
and away o’ the state.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Potency

PO'TENCY

,
Noun.
[L. potentia, from potens; possum, posse. See Power.]
1.
Power; physical power, energy or efficacy; strength.
2.
Moral power; influence; authority.
Now arriving
At place of potency and sway o' th' state.

Definition 2023


potency

potency

English

Noun

potency (countable and uncountable, plural potencies)

  1. Strength
  2. Power
  3. The ability or capacity to perform something.

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