Potent

Definition of Potent

Po´tent
a.1.Producing great physical effects; forcible; powerful' efficacious; as, a potent medicine.
Moses once more his potent rod extends.
- Milton.
2.Having great authority, control, or dominion; puissant; mighty; influential; as, a potent prince.
Most potent, grave, and reverend signiors.
- Shak.
3.Powerful, in an intellectual or moral sense; having great influence; as, potent interest; a potent argument.
Cross potent
(Her.) See Illust. (7) of Cross.
n.1.A prince; a potentate.
2.A staff or crutch.
3.(Her.) One of the furs; a surface composed of patches which are supposed to represent crutch heads; they are always alternately argent and azure, unless otherwise specially mentioned.
Counter potent
(Her.) a fur differing from potent in the arrangement of the patches.

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