Definition of principality
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Shoehorned between Spain and France, the tiny, landlocked principality of Andorra is draped over 180 square miles of the Pyrenees mountains.
The race around the Principality was dominated by Ferrari, but Vettel, who currently leads Hamilton by 25 points in the F1 Drivers' Championship, will do well to repel what appears to be a resurgent Mercedes team.
Higuain netted twice in the 2-0 first leg victory in the principality, doubling his tally from 24 previous matches in the knockout stages.
Finnish veteran Raikkonen pipped his teammate Vettel for top spot on the grid, but Hamilton failed to make the top-10 shootout and will start from 13th with little prospect of repeating his victory of 2016 in the principality.
Forced to reinvent himself, von Steuben spent 11 years as court chamberlain in Hohenzollern-Hechingen, a tiny German principality.
The Principality of Sealand is located on a floating platform the size of a small oil rig seven nautical miles off the coast of England.
All those quaint-sounding kingdoms and principalities:
Act II travels from the nightmare darkness of the hospital — there are 12 cartoonlike nurses with syringes as big as their arms and a doctor with a fabulously outsize head — to the jubilant urban square of Praline’s principality.
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PRINCIPALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of principality for English Language Learners
: a small area or country that is ruled by a prince
PRINCIPALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of principality for Students
: a small territory that is ruled by a prince the principality of Monaco
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