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principality

noun prin·ci·pal·i·ty \ˌprin(t)-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\

: a small area or country that is ruled by a prince

plural prin·ci·pal·i·ties

Full Definition of PRINCIPALITY

1
a :  the state, office, or authority of a prince
b :  the position or responsibilities of a principal (as of a school)
2
:  the territory or jurisdiction of a prince :  the country that gives title to a prince
3
plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy
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First Known Use of PRINCIPALITY

14th century

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PRINCIPALITIES Defined for Kids

principality

noun prin·ci·pal·i·ty \ˌprin-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\
plural prin·ci·pal·i·ties

Definition of PRINCIPALITY for Kids

:  a small territory that is ruled by a prince <the principality of Monaco>

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