Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The territory, jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The rank, estate, or jurisdiction of a prince.
  • noun Same as principality, 5.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun territory ruled by a prince
  • noun the dignity or rank or position of a prince

Etymologies

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prince +‎ -dom

Examples

  • The Empire while assuming all the administration and military functions retained the Georgian culture, religion, customs, occupations and even the clan system - the rule of the big families (sometimes called princedom).

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  • Succession to the princedom was hereditary. 41 Lonkjouw was probably the most centralized Austronesian political unit on Formosa in the early seventeenth century, but there were other areas that had political organization above the village level.

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  • Our country today is an archetypal example of the Machiavellian "princedom" in which sovereignty does not resides in the people and which is premised on the infamous "doctrine of necessity."

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  • The closest to this is perhaps the Machiavellian princedom which is premised on the infamous

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  • 'princedom', above his 'princely handicraft' by virtue of 'humanity'?

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  • Her household was her private princedom and the council was foolish to send her own subjects to issue commands to her in her own domain.

    From Heads of Household to Heads of State: The Preaccession Households of Mary and Elizabeth Tudor, 1516-1558

  • Nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir and continue to dispute ownership of the former Himalayan princedom, India's only Muslim-majority state.

    Kashmir's young chief minister tested amid efforts to quell protests

  • The hostile neighbours have fought three wars over Kashmir and continue to dispute ownership of the former Himalayan princedom, India's only Muslim majority state.

    Indian army returns to Srinagar

  • From the time of Pius II, the popes had devoted the greater part of their energies to building and defending a mid-Italian princedom.

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  • He'd rather keep the sword than have the princedom she offers him for rescuing her wizard.

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