facile princeps

facile princeps

(ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps)
n
an obvious leader
[literally: easily first]
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The bridging of multiple qualities used to be, anyway, what distinguished Harvard's few University Professors, among whom Sowell would have been facile princeps.
Peel, before he became prime minister for the first time was described as 'facile princeps in the House of Commons.
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