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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.
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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]
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(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.
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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"
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[ˈprɪnsɪˈpælɪtɪ] Nprincipado m
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[ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪti] nprincipauté f
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nFürstentum nt
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[ˌprɪnsɪˈpælɪtɪ] nprincipato
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(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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