What does Principality mean?
Definitions for Principality
ˌprɪn səˈpæl ɪ tiprin·ci·pal·i·ty
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Principality.
territory ruled by a prince
The state of being a prince or ruler; sovereignty, absolute authority.
The state of being principal; pre-eminence.
A region or sovereign nation headed by a prince or princess.
A spiritual being, specifically in Christian angelology, the fifth level of angels, ranked above powers and below dominions.
Etymology: From principalté, principalté, from principalitas, from principalis + -tas.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: principaulté, Fr.
Divine lady, who have wrought such miracles in me, as to make a prince none of the basest, to think all principalities base, in respect of the sheephook. Philip Sidney, b. ii.
Nothing was given to Henry, but the name of king; all other absolute power of principality he had. Edmund Spenser.
Then speak the truth by her; if not divine,
Yet let her be a principality,
Sov’reign to all the creatures on the earth. William Shakespeare.
Nisroch of principalities the prime. John Milton.
To the boy Cæsar send this grizled head,
And he will fill thy wishes to the brim
With principalities. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleop.
The little principality of Epire was invincible by the whole power of the Turks. William Temple, Miscellanies.
In the chief work of elements, water hath the principality and excess over earth. Kenelm Digby, on Bodies.
If any mystery be effective of spiritual blessings, then this is much more, as having the prerogative and principality above every thing else. Jeremy Taylor, Worthy Communicant.
A principality (or sometimes princedom) can either be a monarchical feudatory or a sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a regnant-monarch with the title of prince and/or princess, or by a monarch with another title considered to fall under the generic meaning of the term prince.
sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority; predominance; high, or the highest, station
a prince; one invested with sovereignty
the territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of Wales
Etymology: [L. principalitas preminence, excellence: cf. F. principalit, principaut. See Principal.]
A principality can either be a monarchical feudatory or a sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a monarch with the title of prince or by a monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince.
The numerical value of Principality in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Principality in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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- ηγεμονία, πριγκιπάτοGreek
- valta, ruhtinaskuntaFinnish
- kepangeranan, kerajaanIndonesian
- 公国, 権天使Japanese
- княжество, начала, княRussian
- furstendöme, furstendSwedish
- kнязівство, КнязівствоUkrainian
- Xứ sởVietnamese
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