princeling


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prince·ling

 (prĭns′lĭng)
n.
A prince judged to be of minor status or importance.

princeling

(ˈprɪnslɪŋ)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: princekin a young prince
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: princelet the ruler of an insignificant territory; petty or minor prince

prince•ling

(ˈprɪns lɪŋ)

also prince•let

(-lɪt)

prince•kin

(-kɪn)

n.
a young, subordinate, or minor prince.
[1610–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.princeling - a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
2.princeling - a young prince
prince - a male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
Translations

princeling

n (old, liter)Prinzchen nt
References in classic literature ?
Why didst thou not keep a still tongue in thy head and let his patron saint look after the welfare of this princeling? Your rashness has brought you to a pretty pass, for it must be either you or I, My Lady, and it cannot be I.
Despite his chill, and despite his teeth that were already beginning to chatter while the burning sun extracted the moisture in curling mist-wreaths from the deck planking, Van Horn cuddled Jerry in his arms and called him princeling, and prince, and a king, and a son of kings.
The 68-year-old prime minister has also sought to contrast his humble origins as a tea seller against Gandhi, the 48-year-old privileged half-Italian princeling of India's most famous family.
Dimension-shifting hero Roland falls into the service of princeling Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, initially averting his assassination and later supporting his mission to found a new kingdom in a combination of snappy RPG combat and elaborate resource management.
Dimension-shifting hero Roland falls into the service of princeling Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, supporting his mission to found a new kingdom in a combination of snappy RPG combat and elaborate resource management.
Xi grew up as a princeling of the new ruling elite, but in the fractious era that followed, his father fell out of favour, targeted for humiliation in the Cultural Revolution and imprisoned.
Xi's father was Communist royalty -- one of the founders of the Party, and at one time its General Secretary -- and he himself was a 'princeling' who spent his early years in very comfortable circumstances.
Running from early July to early August, the coastal town's jam-packed seven-event festival promises everything from jazz to Lebanese pop of yesteryear, from reggae princeling Julian Marley to Teutonic alt-rockers Milky Chance and Sir Elton John.
Since then, Kushner and Tiankai have forged such a strong working relationship that the Times called him China's ambassador to Washington and he's now perceived to be somewhat of a "princeling."
Xi Jinping, the current Chinese leader, has shown no hesitation to go after very senior people in the Party, from Bo Xilai, the famous princeling who may have been Xi's key rival to succeed Hu Jintao, to Zhou Yongkang, the former internal security czar and oil baron, to Xu Caihou and Guo Boxiong, Chinese generals and former vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission (the 11-member body composed of officers and Xi himself that runs China's military).
The fact that the foreword for the book was written by Liu Yazhou, a princeling political commissar of the National Defense University, gives the work gravity within the Chinese defense community.