principate

noun

prin·​ci·​pate
ˈprin(t)səˌpāt,
-səpə̇t
plural -s
1
: princely power : supreme rule
2
obsolete
b
: a principal person : prince
3
4
: the power or term of a Roman princeps

Word History

Etymology

Middle English principat, from Latin principatus, from princip-, princeps first person, prince + -atus -ate

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“Principate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/principate. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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