principality

noun prin·ci·pal·i·ty \ ˌprin(t)-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē \

Definition of principality

plural principalities
1 a :the state, office, or authority of a prince
b :the position or responsibilities of a principal (as of a school)
2 :the territory or jurisdiction of a prince :the country that gives title to a prince
3 principalities plural :an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

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First Known Use of principality

14th century


PRINCIPALITY Defined for English Language Learners

principality

noun

Definition of principality for English Language Learners

  • : a small area or country that is ruled by a prince


PRINCIPALITY Defined for Kids

principality

noun prin·ci·pal·i·ty \ ˌprin-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē \

Definition of principality for Students

plural principalities
:a small territory that is ruled by a prince
  • the principality of Monaco


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