noun prin·ci·pate \ˈprin(t)səˌpāt, -səpə̇t\

Definition of principate



  1. 1 :  princely power :  supreme rule

  2. 2 obsolete a :  principality 4b b :  a principal person :  prince

  3. 3 :  principality 3

  4. 4 :  the power or term of a Roman princeps

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Origin and Etymology of principate

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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