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  • n. Alternative form of porphyrogenite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A title given, especially in the Byzantine empire, to those sons of a sovereign who are born after his accession to the throne. See porphyrogenitism.


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  • "porphyrogenitus," was applied in the Byzantine empire to children of the monarch born after his accession to the throne.

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