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prin·ci·pal·i·ty

 (prĭn′sə-păl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. prin·ci·pal·i·ties
1. A territory ruled by a prince or princess or from which such a title is derived.
2. The position, authority, or jurisdiction of a prince or princess; sovereignty.
3. principalities Christianity The seventh of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology. Also called princedoms.

principality

(ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a territory ruled by a prince
b. a territory from which a prince draws his title
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the dignity or authority of a prince
[C14 (in the sense: pre-eminence): via Old French from Latin principālis principal]

prin•ci•pal•i•ty

(ˌprɪn səˈpæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a state ruled by a prince.
2. the position or authority of a prince.
3. the rule of a prince.
4. principalities, an order of angels.
[1300–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.principality - territory ruled by a princeprincipality - 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"
Translations
مَنْصِب أو لَقَب الأمارَه
knížectví
fyrstendømme
ruhtinaskuntavalta
kneževina
fejedelemség
furstadæmi
公国権天使
księstwo
kniežatstvo
kнязівство

principality

[ˈprɪnsɪˈpælɪtɪ] Nprincipado m

principality

[ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪti] nprincipauté f

principality

nFürstentum nt

principality

[ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪtɪ] nprincipato

prince

(prins) noun
1. a male member of a royal family, especially the son of a king or queen. Prince Charles.
2. the ruler of some states or countries. Prince Rainier of Monaco.
ˈprincely adjective
1. of a prince. princely duties.
2. magnificent; splendid. a princely gift.
princess (prinˈses) , ((American) ˈprinsəs) noun
1. the wife or widow of a prince.
2. a woman of the same rank as a prince in her own right. Princess Anne.
princiˈpality (-ˈpӕ-) plural ˌprinciˈpalities noun
a state or country ruled by a prince.
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