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

 puis·sance /ˈpwɪsṇ(t)s, ˈpjuəsən(t)s, pjuˈɪsṇ(t)s/
 力,勢,權力

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pu·is·sance, n.  Power; strength; might; force; potency. Youths of puissance.”
    The power and puissance of the king.   --Shak.
 Note:In Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton, puissance and puissant are usually dissyllables.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 puissance
      n : power to influence or coerce; "the puissance of the labor
          vote"