. s. f.
Toute-puissance. L'omnipotence est un des attributs de Dieu.   Il se dit, particulièrement, de La faculté de décider souverainement en certaines matières. Omnipotence parlementaire. L'omnipotence du jury.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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