from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prince judged to be of minor status or importance.
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- n. A minor or unimportant prince
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A petty prince; a young prince.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as princekin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a petty or insignificant prince who rules some unimportant principality
- n. a young prince
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The son of a former Politburo member and "Long March" veteran Xi Zhongxun, Mr. Xi is a "princeling" -- the most privileged class of cadres in the Party.
Like many in the younger generation of Chinese leaders, Xi is a "princeling" - the son of a pro-reform official, Xi Zhongzun, who was purged in the early 1960s after a falling-out with
Among academics, journalists, diplomats and others in Beijing, a popular parlor game is guessing whether the politically ambitious Mr. Bo—the son of a revolutionary leader and a leading member of the so-called princeling faction of leaders rising in China—will make it into the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee in a leadership reshuffle later this year.
Goldenweiser played Chopin, which called forth these remarks from Leo Nikolaevich [Tolstoy]: "A certain German princeling said: 'Where you want to have slaves, there you should have as much music as possible.'
Though a "princeling" - the son of a revolutionary veteran and former Vice Premier - Xi spent six years during the Cultural Revolution as one of the educated young people whom Mao Zedong sent to the countryside.
He is a Communist Party "princeling" -- the son of a revolutionary leader -- but also fond of small-town America and Hollywood war dramas.
Zhu is what is known in China as a "princeling," the offspring of a powerful politician.
Xi, 57, is a "princeling", the son of a party veteran, Xi Zhongxun, who was an ally of Deng Xiaoping and helped to oversee the economic opening process in southern China.
As the son of late President Liu Shaoqi, Gen. Liu is a member of the "princeling" faction, which Mr. Xi — as the son of Xi Zhongxun, a former vice-premier — leads.
The most likely opponents of strict monetary policies are powerful "princeling" officials -- children of the Communist Party's founders -- who have close connections with economic interests in China's big coastal cities.