[p_ɹ_ˌɪ_n_s_ɪ_p_ˈa_l_ɪ_t_ɪ], [pɹˌɪnsɪpˈalɪtɪ], [pɹˌɪnsɪpˈalɪtɪ]

Definitions of principality:

  1.   A prince; one invested with sovereignty.
  2.   Sovereignty; a prince; the territory of a prince; the country which gives title to a prince.
  3.   Territory of a prince.
  4.   The territory of a prince, or the part of a country which gives him a title; supreme power; sometimes in Scrip., royal state or attire.
  5.   The teritory of a prince or the country which gives title to him: obs. ( B.) a prince, a power.
  6.   territory ruled by a prince
  7.   The territory of a reigning prince.
  8.   Sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority; predominance; high, or the highest, station.
  9.   The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of Wales.
  10.   The territory of a prince; supreme power; sovereignty.

Quotes for principality:

  1. An acre in Middlesex is better than a principality in Utopia. – Thomas B. Macaulay

Usage examples for principality:

  1. 2. The principality of Antioch. ” – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  2. So this is the principality of Goust! ” – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  3. “ I say then that such a principality is obtained either by the favour of the people or by the favour of the nobles. ” – The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  4. This would have compensated her for the loss of Bosnia, but the great powers, led by Austria, stepped in, and a plan was devised of making Albania an independent state or principality with a German prince to rule over it. ” – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  5. By some antique writings it appears, that 200 years ago this spot bore the name of the Welch End, perhaps from the number of Welch in its neighbourhood; or rather, from its being the great road to that principality and was at that time the extremity of the town, odd houses excepted. ” – An History of Birmingham (1783) by William Hutton
  6. She had oft urged Manfred to resign the principality which the delicacy of her conscience rendered an hourly burthen to her. ” – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  7. He had a little of the German pride of territory in his composition, and almost looked upon himself as owner of a principality – Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists by Washington Irving
  8. In the principality are also large groves of lemon trees. ” – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  9. The exact time of the rise of this principality is unknown. ” – Iranian Influence on Moslem Literature, Part I by M. Inostranzev
  10. “ A breach took place between Alexander and Ptolemy through the treachery of Ammonius, a friend of the former, and the Egyptian king took away his daughter Cleopatra from her husband, and immediately sent to Demetrius, offering to make a league of mutual assistance and friendship with him, to give him his daughter in marriage and to restore him to the principality of his fathers. ” – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  11. He busied himself with securing, so far as it might be necessary to secure, the succession of William to his cousin's principality – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  12. Surely Prince Jack has not offered you his principality already? ” – A Rock in the Baltic by Robert Barr
  13. It was the new hotel by the pier, and advertised itself as the most luxurious hotel in the Principality – The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns by Arnold Bennett
  14. And you shall marry Dorothy, and perchance return in ten years as governor of a principality – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  15. “ " A principality that is what I count on establishing there," he cried, pushing his hand through his hair. ” – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  16. Only because of the same pushing, vigorous personality was he this morning general manager, with the unlimited authority of a dictator over a petty principality – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory
  17. Besides possessing the suzerainty of the principality the Turks completely occupied the whole southern bank of the Danube, along with some posts and what is known as Temesvar, on the northern side. ” – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  18. He had no means of knowing that a certain Miss Guile was doing more to shape the destiny of the principality of Graustark than all the millions he had poured into its treasury. ” – The Prince of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
  19. The Principality of Wales was annexed in his reign, And his son Edward second, first Prince of that name. ” – The Kings and Queens of England with Other Poems by Mary Ann H. T. Bigelow

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