(?), a. [F., originally, a p. pr. formed fr. L. posse to be able: cf. L. potens powerful. See Potent.] Powerful; strong; mighty; forcible; as, a puissant prince or empire. " Puissant deeds." Milton.
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Of puissant nations which the world possessed.
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And worldlings in it are less merciful,
And more puissant.
Mrs. Browning.
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