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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.