facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps]

Latin.

easily the first or best.

Nearby words

  1. facial vein,
  2. facialist,
  3. facially,
  4. facies,
  5. facile,
  6. facilely,
  7. facilis descensus averni,
  8. facilis descensus averno,
  9. facilitate,
  10. facilitation

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British Dictionary definitions for facile princeps

facile princeps

noun

an obvious leader

Word Origin for facile princeps

literally: easily first

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Word Origin and History for facile princeps

facile princeps

Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.

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