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 for Plenary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plenary \Ple"na*ry\, a. [LL. plenarius, fr. L. plenus full. See
     Plenty.]
     Full; entire; complete; absolute; as, a plenary license;
     plenary authority.
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           A treatise on a subject should be plenary or full. --I.
                                                    Watts.
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     Plenary indulgence (R. C. Ch.), an entire remission of
        temporal punishment due to, or canonical penance for, all
        sins.
  
     Plenary inspiration. (Theol.) See under Inspiration.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Plenary \Ple"na*ry\, n. (Law)
     Decisive procedure. [Obs.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  plenary
      adj 1: full in all respects; "a plenary session of the
             legislature"; "a diplomat with plenary powers"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  69 Moby Thesaurus words for "plenary":
     SRO, absolute, brimful, brimming, bulging, bursting, capacity,
     chock-full, chuck-full, comprehensive, congested, consequential,
     considerable, cram-full, crammed, deep, exhaustive, farci, filled,
     flush, full, full to bursting, grand, grave, great, heavy,
     illimitable, intense, irresistible, jam-packed, limitless, main,
     maximum, mighty, no strings, open, overfull, overstuffed, packed,
     packed like sardines, perfect, powerful, ready to burst, replete,
     round, satiated, saturated, serious, soaked, standing room only,
     strong, stuffed, surfeited, swollen, topful, total, unbound,
     unbounded, uncircumscribed, unconditional, unconditioned,
     unconfined, unequivocal, unlimited, unmeasured, unqualified,
     unrestricted, wide-open, without strings
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  PLENARY. Full, complete. 
       2. In the courts of admiralty, and in the English ecclesiastical 
  courts, causes or suits in respect of the different course of proceeding in 
  each, are termed plenary or summary. Plenary, or full and formal suits, are 
  those in which the proceedings must be full and formal: the term summary is 
  applied to those causes where the proceedings are more succinct and less 
  formal. Law's Oughton, 41; 2 Chit. Pr. 481. 
  
  

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