princeliness

noun

prince·​li·​ness ˈprin(t)s-lē-nəs How to pronounce princeliness (audio)
1
: princely conduct or character
2

Examples of princeliness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The whole place had been assembled decades earlier with an eye toward princeliness, and now had a shabby, endearing grandeur. Lesley M.m. Blume, Town & Country, 2 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of princeliness was in 1545

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“Princeliness.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/princeliness. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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