Definition of editio princeps
plural edi·ti·o·nes prin·ci·pes play \ā-ˌdi-tē-ˈō-ˌnās-ˈpriŋ-kə-ˌpās, i-ˌdi-shē-ˈō-(ˌ)nēz-ˈprin(t)-sə-ˌpēz\
: the first printed edition especially of a work that circulated in manuscript before printing became common
Origin of editio princeps
New Latin, literally, first edition
First Known Use: 1802
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