Definition of puissance in English:
1 /ˈpwisäns/ (Puissance) [in singular] A competitive test of a horse’s ability to jump large obstacles in show jumping.
- This was done in one of the Puissance competitions.
- Harry, riding XL, and Conor were two of six riders to share second place in Saturday's Puissance.
- Samsung and Fáilte Ireland, the principal sponsors, are this year joined by Land Rover Ireland which adds its name to the Puissance (high wall) competition.
2 archaic or literary Great power, influence, or prowess.
- All three sections begin powerfully and carry that puissance - and often it's not a force that we nor the narrator can control - throughout the section.
- A combination of apparently unlimited electoral puissance and an underlying lack of both intellectual self-confidence and political principle has destabilised him.
- But their puissance cannot conceal their incurable inferiority.
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