prince's reckoning

noun, often capitalized P

Definition of prince's reckoning

: the standard of counting hits in archery on the target as gold 9, red 7, blue 5, black 3, white 1

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History and Etymology for prince's reckoning

after Prince George Augustus Frederick (later George IV king of England) †1830 who prescribed it

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“Prince's reckoning.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc.,'s%20reckoning. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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easily led, controlled, or managed

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