Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The territory, jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank, or estate of a prince.
  • n. Christianity See principality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

prince +‎ -dom (Wiktionary)

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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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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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