1. the power or right to give orders or make decisions

- a place of potency in the state

Similar word(s): authority, authorization, dominance

Definition categories: attribute, control

2. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

- the toxin's potency

Similar word(s): effectiveness, strength

Definition categories: attribute, power, powerfulness

3. the inherent capacity for coming into being

Similar word(s): potential, potentiality

Definition categories: state, possibility, possibleness

4. the state of being potent; a male's capacity to have sexual intercourse

Similar word(s): potence

Definition categories: state