- first edition.
- easily the first or best.
Examples from the Web for princeps
Historical Examples of princeps
The book has, therefore, no claim to rank as a Borrow princeps.
Obverse—the profile of the princess with the legend 'Natalia, Princeps Czern.The Shadow of the Czar
John R. Carling
Are you so happy as to be related to the author of the Princeps?Cinq Mars, Complete
Alfred de Vigny
In principle we may regard him as the princeps of a comitatus.The Heroic Age
H. Munro Chadwick
If Ammodramus princeps was at Ipswich, why should it not be at other similar places?A Rambler's lease
- the first printed edition of a work
- an obvious leader
Word Origin for facile princeps
Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.
- Principal; main. Used in anatomy to distinguish several arteries.