principate

[prin-suh-peyt]

Origin of principate

1300–50; Middle English < Latin prīncipātus, equivalent to prīncip- (see prince) + -ātus -ate3
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principate

noun
  1. a state ruled by a prince
  2. a form of rule in the early Roman Empire in which some republican forms survived
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