princedom

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n princedom territory ruled by a prince
    • n princedom the dignity or rank or position of a prince
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Princedom The jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince. "Thrones, princedoms , powers, dominions, I reduce."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n princedom The rank, estate, or jurisdiction of a prince.
    • n princedom Same as principality, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Princedom the estate, jurisdiction, sovereignty, or rank of a prince
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. princepsprimus, first, capĕre, to take.

Usage

In literature:

He was paying dear for his princedom!
"Lady Baltimore" by Owen Wister
Yet many repaired to this quiet, silent palace, to know whom Biron would perhaps have given princedoms and millions!
"The Daughter of an Empress" by Louise Muhlbach
The spot whereon he stood was holy ground, and above this piteous sleeper heavenly dominations, princedoms, powers, hung in watch.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Let me entertain you with a very brief account of the history of this singular little princedom.
"Lippincott's Magazine. Vol. XII, No. 33. December, 1873." by Various
For many Republics and Princedoms have been imagined that were never seen or known to exist in reality.
"Machiavelli, Volume I" by Niccolò Machiavelli
Thrones, dominations, princedoms, virtues, powers.
"Familiar Quotations" by Various
Bluff commonsense believes that it explains princedom by declaring itself to be the latter's opponent.
"Selected Essays" by Karl Marx
All hope of the building up of a wider princedom passed away.
"History of the English People" by John Richard Green
Princedoms are either hereditary or new.
"The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics" by Various
Or was the Princedom of the Air "in commission" all that time?
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
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In poetry:

And Arthur and his knighthood for a space
Were all one will, and through that strength the King
Drew in the petty princedoms under him,
Fought, and in twelve great battles overcame
The heathen hordes, and made a realm and reigned.
"The Coming Of Arthur" by Alfred Lord Tennyson