potestad

potestad(
poh
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tehs
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tahd
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (legal)
a. authority
Solo el director ejecutivo tiene la potestad para tomar esta decisión.Only the CEO has the authority to make this decision.
El consejo goza de plena potestad para suspender a un empleado que ha cometido una infracción.The council has full authority to suspend an employee who has committed an offense.
b. legal authority
La potestad del capitán de barco depende del tipo de nave que comande.The legal authority of a sea captain depends on the kind of ship they are commanding.
c. power
El presidente tiene la potestad de nombrar al primer ministro.The president has the power to appoint the prime minister.
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potestad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. authority, power
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potestad
authority; jurisdiction
patria potestad paternal authority; potestad marital husband's (legal) authority
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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