princeps

noun
prin·ceps | \ ˈprinˌseps , -iŋˌke- \
plural principes\-n(t)səˌpēz, -ŋkəˌpās \

Definition of princeps 

: one that is first: such as

a : the head of the state under the Roman Empire

b : any of various chief officials (as the headman of a tribe) among the ancient Teutons and Anglo-Saxons

c : a first edition of a work also : a copy of this edition

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