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[prins-duh m]
  1. the position, rank, or dignity of a prince.
  2. the territory of a prince; principality.
  3. princedoms, (in medieval angelology) principalities.Compare angel(def 1).
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Origin of princedom

First recorded in 1550–60; prince + -dom
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Examples from the Web for princedom

Historical Examples

  • Or was the Princedom of the Air "in commission" all that time?

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2

    George Saintsbury

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

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for princedom


  1. the dignity, rank, or position of a prince
  2. a land ruled by a prince; principality
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