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adjective, prince·li·er, prince·li·est.
  1. greatly liberal; lavish; magnificent: a princely entertainment.
  2. like or befitting a prince; magnificent: princely manners.
  3. of or relating to a prince; royal; noble: princely blood.
  4. that is a prince: his princely self.
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Origin of princely

First recorded in 1490–1500; prince + -ly
Related formsprince·li·ness, nounpseu·do·prince·ly, adverbun·prince·ly, adjective
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adjective -lier or -liest
  1. generous or lavish
  2. of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prince
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  1. in a princely manner
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Derived Formsprinceliness, noun
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Word Origin and History for princely


c.1500, "of a prince," from prince + -ly (2). Meaning "sumptuous, magnificent" is from 1530s.

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