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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 im·puis·sance /(ˌ)ɪmˈpwɪsṇ(t)s, (ˌ)ɪmˈpjuəsən(t)s; ˌɪmpjuˈɪsṇ(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Im·pu·is·sance n.  Lack of power; inability.
    Their own impuissance and weakness.   --Holland.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : powerlessness revealed by an inability to act; "in spite of
          their weakness the group remains highly active" [syn: helplessness,