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Meaning of PRINCIPALITY

Pronunciation:  `preensi'palitee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  territory ruled by a prince
 

PRINCIPALITY is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: princedom
 
 See Also: Cambria, Cymru, demesne, domain, land, Monaco, Muscovy, Principality of Monaco, Wales

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Prin`ci*pal"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Principalities}. [L.
principalitas pre["e]minence, excellence: cf. F.
principalit['e], principaut['e]. See {Principal}.]
1. Sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority;
   predominance; high, or the highest, station. --Sir P.
   Sidney.

         Your principalities shall come down, even the crown
         of your glory.                        --Jer. xiii.
                                               18.

         The prerogative and principality above everything
         else.                                 --Jer. Taylor.

2. A prince; one invested with sovereignty. ``Next upstood
   Nisroch, of principalities the prime.'' --Milton.

3. The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country
   which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of
   Wales.

 

 

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