prince·​dom ˈprin(t)s-dəm How to pronounce princedom (audio)
: the jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince
: principality sense 3
usually used in plural

Examples of princedom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Based on a considerable amount of research, this book by two academic historians takes a novel approach to the political history of the medieval Rus princedoms (from the ninth to the sixteenth century), to which modern Russians and Ukrainians trace the origins of their countries. Foreign Affairs, 12 Dec. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1562, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of princedom was in 1562

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“Princedom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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