(often capital) the seventh of the nine orders into which the angels are divided in medieval angelology: Also called: princedoms
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How to use principalities in a sentence
Tatar control—part occupation and part suzerainty over impotent, tribute-paying Russian principalities—lasted more than 200 years.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself | P. J. O’Rourke | May 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Eastern companies were taking up principalities, and at Cumberland Gap, those helmeted Englishmen had acquired a kingdom.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine | John Fox, Jr.
We heard of provinces and principalities added to the realm, and we forgot the cost.Wood Magic | Richard Jefferies
A very remarkable case was reported six years ago, from one of the minor German principalities.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
During this century their power was limited by the formation of diets in many of the principalities.
In his hands, and in those of his prudent successors, it became one of the most flourishing of the North-German principalities.