[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps]
- easily the first or best.
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- an obvious leader
Word Origin for facile princeps
literally: easily first
Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper