noun, plural prin·ci·pal·i·ties.
- an order of angels.Compare angel(def 1).
- supramundane powers often in conflict with God. Ephes. 6:12.
Examples from the Web for principality
In 1967 the Principality of Sealand was declared on a military sea fort floating in what was then international waters.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations|Nina Strochlic|July 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On Sept. 2, 1967, full independence was declared and the Principality of Sealand was born.
The night before Halloween, the Redmond-based company descended on the 62-square-mile central European principality.
What happens when an American multinational turns a tiny European principality into a fake war zone?
It very much resembled the rural portions of his own principality, except that it was cultivated with greater care.Legends & Romances of Spain|Lewis Spence
He was made a knight by the Duke and appointed counsellor of the principality.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell
The “Principality” now became shire land—under English laws and English administration.Medival Wales|A. G. Little
The Fairy tales that abound in the Principality have much in common with like legends in other countries.Welsh Folk-Lore|Elias Owen
Federigo started with a principality sufficient to satisfy his just desires for power.New Italian sketches|John Addington Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for principality
noun plural -ties
- a territory ruled by a prince
- a territory from which a prince draws his title
Word Origin for principality
Word Origin and History for principality
c.1300, "position of a prince," from Old French principalite "principal matter; power, sovereignty" (12c., Modern French principauté), from Late Latin principalitatem (nominative principalitas), from principalis (see principal (adj.)). Meaning "region or state ruled by a prince" is attested from c.1400.