- a male heir apparent to a throne.
Origin of crown prince
First recorded in 1785–95
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Examples from the Web for crown prince
Which proved infinitely beneficial to the Crown-Prince, after all.History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Volume V. (of XXI.)
Eller gave a signal to the Crown-Prince to take the Queen away.
And so there has a new epoch arisen for the Crown-Prince and his Consort.
But above all, will you carefully conceal them from the eyes of the crown-prince's spies?
Then at last the crown-prince and the dignitaries arose from their seats.
- the male heir to a sovereign throne
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