principality

Definitions

  • Map, the Principality of SiÛt
    Map, the Principality of SiÛt
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n principality territory ruled by a prince
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Map of Principality Of the Gazelle Map of Principality Of the Gazelle
JUPITER AND HIS PRINCIPAL MOONS JUPITER AND HIS PRINCIPAL MOONS
SKETCH-MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF PUERTO PRINCIPE SKETCH-MAP OF THE PROVINCE OF PUERTO PRINCIPE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Christian theology there are nine choirs of angels. From highest to lowest, they are: seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels.
    • Principality A prince; one invested with sovereignty. "Next upstood Nisroch, of principalities the prime."
    • Principality Sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority; predominance; high, or the highest, station. "Your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.""The prerogative and principality above everything else."
    • Principality The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of Wales.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Poor whites in Florida and Georgia are called "crackers." They got the name from their principal staple food, cracked corn. Another theory states that the name comes from the days when they would drive cattle southward using the "crack" of their bullwhips to keep the animals in line and moving.
    • n principality The state or condition of being principal or superior; priority or privilege; prerogative; predominance; preëminence.
    • n principality The authority of a prince; sovereignty; supreme power.
    • n principality The territory of a prince, or the country which gives title to a prince: as, the principality of Wales; the principality of Montenegro.
    • n principality A prince; one invested with sovereignty.
    • n principality plural An order of angels. It was the seventh order in the celestial hierarchy of Dionysius. See hierarchy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The four principal characters from the cartoon series "The Chipmunks" are Alvin, Simon, Theodore, and Dave.
    • n Principality supreme power: the territory of a prince or the country which gives title to him: : :
    • n Principality (B.) a prince
    • n Principality (obs.) a power
    • n Principality (pl.) an order of angels, the seventh in the hierarchy of Dionysius
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Irreligion. The principal one of the great faiths of the world.”
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan
    Richard%20Brinsley%20Sheridan
    “You know it is not my interest to pay the principal, or my principal to pay the interest.”
  • William Hazlitt
    William%20Hazlitt
    “Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.”
  • George Macdonald
    George%20Macdonald
    “The principal part of faith is patience.”
  • C. T. Mckenzie
    C. T. Mckenzie
    “Man is the principal syllable in Management.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “When someone says it ain't the money, but its the principal of the thing, it's the money.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. principalitas, preëminence, excellence: cf. F. principalité, principauté,. See Principal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. principalis.

Usage

In literature:

We must now make some attempt to set forth the principal features of the religion of savages.
"History of Religion" by Allan Menzies
This desire develops spontaneously, and the role of fecundator represents the principal male activity.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
There were four churches at Leipsic, the principal being St. Nicholas and St. Thomas.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The principal occupations of the people are agriculture, cattle-raising, and fishing, or sea-faring.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
Of Servile ornament, the principal schools are the Greek, Ninevite, and Egyptian; but their servility is of different kinds.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
The varieties are few, and principally local.
"Soil Culture" by J. H. Walden
In 1785 it was made into a principality of the duke of Aosta.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
The principal thoroughfares are lighted by electric light.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 3" by Various
At the solemn installation of the lord warden the judge as the next principal officer installs him.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Thence the principal thoroughfares radiate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

To the aid of my little son
I call all the magnalities --
Archangel, Dominion,
Powers and Principalities.
"A Woman Commends Her Little Son" by Katharine Tynan
Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers,
Fall from Their Mystic Tree,
And sacrilegious Time devours
Each Principality.
"Dominions Of The Boundary" by Bernard O Dowd
ANN POND had determined to try
And carry the Earl with a rush;
Her principal feature was eye,
Her greatest accomplishment - gush.
"The Force of Argument" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Conceal not then the sins, but own,
To which thou'rt principally prone;
For 'tis a folly to deny
What's plain to God's all-seeing eye.
"Advice To Those Who Are Desirous Of Obtaining God's Favour, And Forgiveness Of Their Sins" by Rees Prichard
The principal river there is the Earn, rolling on its way,
And which flows from Loch Earn, and joins the silvery Tay
Above Newburgh, after a course of more than thirty miles;
And as the tourist views the scene with joy he smiles.
"Beautiful Crief" by William Topaz McGonagall
I'll pay Thee use on for 't and therefore
Thou shalt become the greatest usurer.
But yet the principal I'll ne'er restore.
The same is Thine and mine. We shall not jar.
And so this blessed usury shall be
Most profitable both to Thee and me.
"Preparatory Meditations - Second Series: 146" by Edward Taylor

In news:

Emory Community Relations Director Bev Miller, Principal John Anderson and Emory Johns Creek Hospital CEO Craig McCoy are happy to have a defibrillator at Findley Oaks Elementary School SPECIAL.
And conveying these contradictions is exactly what the show's principal organizer, Stan Oliner, had in mind.
Insuraty Bowie businessman Christopher Lawson served as the president and principal broker more.
CAMDEN — Jurors began deliberating on the fate Thursday of a former legislator accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old female honor student at the school where he was principal.
The last few weeks have proved quite exciting for Midland Valley High School principal Carl White, the faculty and the students.
In a brisk and surprisingly entertaining exchange—especially considering the topic—Brian O'Leary, principal at Megallen Media Consulting, and Laura Dawson, product manager at R.R.
Gilmore Girls ' inherently likable Lauren Graham, who managed to be sweet in even Bad Santa, plays a high school principal who is too good to be true.
Principal takes a dousing to reward students' fundraising efforts.
Retail Ventures Inc (RVI) is a holding company whose principal asset is 62% of the stock of DSW Inc, a footwear retailer.
Willis Hurst, the cardiologist for Lyndon B Johnson from the time of his first heart attack in 1955 and the principal editor of "The Heart," a widely used textbook on cardiovascular disease, died on Oct 1 in Atlanta.
2 Highland Elementary Principals Placed On Administrative.
Morrow County Prosecutor Charles Howland has announced that he has declined the charges against two Highland Elementary School Principals and one teacher accused of failing to report allegations of child abuse, on October 19.
Their principal musician, Alan Wilder, after their eighth album.
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder presides over a team that has had six head coaches since he became the principal owner in 1999.
Principal to be Replaced After Students Tricked Into Eating Moose Feces .
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In science:

Given a simple infinite-dimensional linearly compact Lie superalgebra S = Qj≥−d gj with its principal or subprincipal grading, we will call S0 = Qj≥0 gj the principal or subprincipal subalgebra of S , respectively.
Automorphisms and forms of simple infinite-dimensional linearly compact Lie superalgebras
First it follows directly from the definition of a Fourier integral operator that the adjoint of an operator S ∈ F (a, b) belongs to F (b, a) and its principal symbol is the adjoint of the principal symbol of S .
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction
Then the principal symbol of T vanishes along the diagonal and consequently the principal symbol of T S (.) vanishes.
Semi-classical properties of geometric quantization with metaplectic correction
Let B be the principal bundle of orthonormal frames of E ; it is a U (H)-principal bundle.
A Stringy Product on Twisted Orbifold K-theory
Special attention is given to the estimate of uncertainties in the coefficients of the principal co mponents; in particular, the effects of mixing and reordering of the principal components due to (nearly) degenerate eigenvalues are discussed.
Statistical analysis of BATSE gamma-ray bursts: Self-similarity and the Amati-relation
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