potestas

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From possum / potis + -tās.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

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

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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