I made the same low bow to his princeship, and then bowed myself out of the circle without my sword tripping up my heels.
It was for them the sign of princeship, as a tiara was the sign of godhead.
He had the conviction that his princeship entitled him to disregard decency and the feelings of others.
c.1200, "ruler of a principality" (mid-12c. as a surname), from Old French prince "prince, noble lord" (12c.), from Latin princeps (genitive principis) "first man, chief leader; ruler, sovereign," noun use of adjective meaning "that takes first," from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). German cognate fürst, from Old High German furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin formation. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, American English. Prince Regent was the title of George, Prince of Wales (later George VI) during the mental incapacity of George III (1811-1820).
A very decent and admirable person; ace • Often used ironically: He told me he thinks you're a goddam prince (1911+)