Definitions

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

Etymologies

From German Licht ("light") + Stein ("stone"), after the name of the ruling dynasty. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 115 (Liechtenstein and Switzerland) (1999) @Liechtenstein: Transportation

    The 2000 CIA World Factbook

  • GERMANY A 'FOURTH REICH,' ASSERTS LIECHTENSTEIN PRINCE - GERMAN JEWISH COMMUNITY ANGERED Angering the German Jewish community, Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein attacked Germany in a letter revealed Thursday, calling it a 'Fourth Reich' that succeeded the 'Third Reich' Nazi regime of the 1930s and 40s.

    San Francisco Sentinel

  • I heard of Liechtenstein, but it's not like you say the word Liechtenstein every single day.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Probably nothing to do with Phil Gramm being VP for UBS which is being revealed as a conduit for wealthy Americans to hide their money in Liechtenstein away from the IRS.

    Gramm Steps Down From McCain Camp - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • I informed The Mayor a few days ago that Liechtenstein is available to be rented for corporate events and not just a building or two either, the whole freaking country will be ours!

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • His Worship Mayor Mitch of Mitchieville, hereby decrees that all cabinet ministers, back benchers and readers of Mitchieville must attend the first ever ‘Mitchieville Team Building and Life Skills Retreat Weekend’ this coming weekend in Liechtenstein (see agenda below).

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Interestingly, the name of the Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein is Mercer Reynolds, and he's from Tennessee.

    IsThatLegal?

  • "The basic idea is that an entire, small country plays host to a conference with all the various possibilities at its disposal," said Roland Buechel, director of the state tourism agency in Liechtenstein, which covers an area of 60 square miles ...

    Boing Boing: February 2, 2003 - February 8, 2003 Archives

  • I blogged recently about the UK tax authorities paying an informer for the names of British citizens who had bank accounts in Liechtenstein.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Authorities are having a tougher time seeking help from Liechtenstein, which is clinging to its secrecy laws.

    Offshore Tax Evasion Costs U.S. $100 Billion,

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