from The Century Dictionary.
- Relating to principles or beginnings.
- noun A beginner; a tyro.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective rare Relating to principles or beginnings.
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- adjective Relating to
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Latin principians, present participle of principiare to begin, from principium. See principle.
I deny not but certain and known idolatry, or any other sort of practical impiety with its principiant doctrine, may be punished corporally, because it is no other but matter of fact.