principality

[p_ɹ_ˌɪ_n_s_ɪ_p_ˈa_l_ɪ_t_ɪ], [pɹˌɪnsɪpˈalɪtɪ], [pɹˌɪnsɪpˈalɪtɪ]

Definitions of principality:

  1.   The teritory of a prince or the country which gives title to him: obs. ( B.) a prince, a power. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Territory of a prince. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   The territory of a prince; supreme power; sovereignty. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5.   Sovereignty; a prince; the territory of a prince; the country which gives title to a prince. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for principality:

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

Usage examples for principality:

  1. In the principality are also large groves of lemon trees. ” – The South of France--East Half by Charles Bertram Black
  2. 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
  3. The exact time of the rise of this principality is unknown. ” – Iranian Influence on Moslem Literature, Part I by M. Inostranzev
  4. 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
  5. So this is the principality of Goust! ” – A Midsummer Drive Through The Pyrenees by Edwin Asa Dix
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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

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