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[prins-duh m] /ˈprɪns dəm/
the position, rank, or dignity of a prince.
the territory of a prince; principality.
princedoms, (in medieval angelology) principalities.
Compare angel (def 1).
Origin of princedom
First recorded in 1550-60; prince + -dom Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Or was the princedom of the Air "in commission" all that time?

  • This is a piece of the devil's princedom that he hath over the world.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • He had not yet taken up his sceptre, as it were, and had none of the manners of princedom.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • There needs only your decease to set him on the throne of the princedom.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • Esau had his grand success in the princedom which he founded.

  • How short had been the reign of the new baronet, and where were prince and princedom now?

    Checkmate Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • True enough, the motto of the noblest English princedom, “Ich dien!”

    The Arena Various
  • No,I must play a humble third or even fourth on your list where Royalty is concerned,my princedom is alas!

    The Sorrows of Satan Marie Corelli
  • How nobly consistent is this with his other argument in the days of his princedom and his neglect of the embankment!

  • Owyn dated his princedom from the year 1400, and assumed the full title and authority of a monarch.

    Henry of Monmouth, Volume 1 J. Endell Tyler
British Dictionary definitions for princedom


the dignity, rank, or position of a prince
a land ruled by a prince; principality
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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