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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMPOWERING

Your name shall not be alluded to as empowering me to plead for her help.

About the year 1698 an act of parliament was obtained, empowering the inhabitants to build a new church.

Clause 69, empowering Vestries, &c., to compel supply of water to houses.

Empowering him to enter into engagements on the part of the United States to discharge the loan raised in Holland.

He brought letters to a London Bank introducing him as the correspondent, and empowering him to draw certain moneys.'

We find, in 1737, a decree granted in favor of Sieur Massie, empowering him to establish a workshop of faience at Limoges.

Empowering the justices at sessions, or the sheriff of the county, to settle their wages: and 5.

That letters of marque should be issued to private individuals, empowering them to fit out vessels for the capture of slavers.

The king bound himself not to grant any writ, empowering a baron to levy aids from his vassals, except in the three feudal cases.

Empowering him to obtain a loan in Holland, in case Mr Adams should be prevented from attending to it.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, used by Milton, but the modern popularity dates from 1986; from en- (1) + power. Related: Empowered; empowering; empowerment.

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