from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A small Alpine principality in central Europe between Austria and Switzerland. It was created as a principality within the Holy Roman Empire in 1719 and became independent in 1866. Vaduz is the capital. Population: 34,200.
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- proper n. A country in the European Alps. Official name: Principality of Liechtenstein.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. a small principality in central Europe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a small landlocked principality (constitutional monarchy) in central Europe located in the Alps between Austria and Switzerland
From German Licht ("light") + Stein ("stone"), after the name of the ruling dynasty. (Wiktionary)