prince·​dom | \ ˈprin(t)s-dəm How to pronounce princedom (audio) , -təm \

Definition of princedom

1 : the jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince
2 : principality sense 3 usually used in plural

Examples of princedom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The leading Russian princedom of Vladimir followed it into near-extinction, the small settlement of Moscow went up in flames, and during the next three years some twenty more towns were laid waste or frightened into subservience. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021 In 1240 the panicked aristocracy of the old princedom of Kiev abandoned the city, which was half destroyed. Colin Thubron, The New York Review of Books, 6 July 2021

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First Known Use of princedom

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Princedom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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