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1. The territory, jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince.
2. princedoms Christianity See principality.


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the dignity, rank, or position of a prince
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a land ruled by a prince; principality


(ˈprɪns dəm)

1. the position, rank, or dignity of a prince.
2. the territory of a prince; principality.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.princedom - the dignity or rank or position of a prince
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
2.princedom - territory ruled by a princeprincedom - territory ruled by a prince    
demesne, domain, land - territory over which rule or control is exercised; "his domain extended into Europe"; "he made it the law of the land"


n (old)Fürstentum nt
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One morning he assembled the people and the senate of Syracuse, as if he had to discuss with them things relating to the Republic, and at a given signal the soldiers killed all the senators and the richest of the people; these dead, he seized and held the princedom of that city without any civil commotion.
Where the old land surveyor had put down woods, lakes, and rivers, they marked out the cleared spaces, and dotted the villages and towns, and calculated the progressively increasing value of the territory, as if there were yet a prospect of its ultimately forming a princedom for themselves.
She referred to the Sultanate of Oman as a "small, insignificant princedom," and her comments went viral on social media websites and frustrated many Omanis, who called for immediate legal action against her.
His ministry has become a haven for a web of lies and innuendo, a department to serve one person and his dreams of grandeur and princedom.
Vet in their turn, these Muslims had overcome Sogdian princedom resistance in the 9th century.
Again, after citing one Dominican's statement that 'God has favored' the princedom of Cosimo, Murry rushes to assert that this was no partisan affirmation but 'simply the expression of inescapable assumptions' (p.
45) The first in this series contains Erasmus' contribution to the polemic with Alberto Pio (1475-1531), (46) the diplomat robbed of his princedom, Carpi, who, during the period in which Erasmus was polemicising with him, died in France as an asylum-seeker dressed in a Franciscan habit (which Erasmus would reveal in his Colloquium Exequiae seraphicae (47)).
Landgrave Carl von Hessen-Kassel, who had Bergpark WilhelmshE[micro]he planned in 1689, was a typical ruler of such a small princedom.
assert that the Moldavian ruler (15) and the archbishop, moved by the concern over the expansion of luxury that was going aside the Princedom, decided to create sermons for correcting clothing habits, and that measure also included editing the volume of curses.
Like Belgium, the classical casus belli, the small princedom of Rukh is a neutral nation, and at the play's end, its territorial integrity is violated and the end of its political independence is signalled.
Equally ironic are that the Maules manage to wrest a princedom from the Pyncheons by hiding the Indian deed and that Hawthorne really does paint the Maules as wizards.
As a measure of her importance, when peace came, fifteen paragraphs of the treaties that ended the war addressed her issues, and her princedom was the only one given financial compensation as reparations.