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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 princedoms

Historical Examples

  • All states and governments are either republics or princedoms.

    The World's Greatest Books--Volume 14--Philosophy and Economics


  • Barbarian princedoms, grown decrepit by reason of wars, caste domination, or a sensual and effete culture.

  • For many Republics and Princedoms have been imagined that were never seen or known to exist in reality.

    Machiavelli, Volume I

    Niccol Machiavelli

  • When I have princedoms for them all, why, they must marry and settle—raise dynasties, found princely houses.

    Joan of the Sword Hand

    S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett

British Dictionary definitions for princedoms


pl n
  1. (often capital) another term for principalities
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  1. the dignity, rank, or position of a prince
  2. a land ruled by a prince; principality
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