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principality    : [pr,ɪnsɪp'ælɪti]
Principality \Prin`ci*pal"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Principalities}. [L.
principalitas pre["e]minence, excellence: cf. F.
principalit['e], principaut['e]. See {Principal}.]
1. Sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority;
predominance; high, or the highest, station. --Sir P.
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Your principalities shall come down, even the crown
of your glory. --Jer. xiii.
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The prerogative and principality above everything
else. --Jer. Taylor.
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2. A prince; one invested with sovereignty. "Next upstood
Nisroch, of principalities the prime." --Milton.
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3. The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country
which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of
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n 1: territory ruled by a prince [synonym: {principality},

209 Moby Thesaurus words for "principality":
Kreis, aedileship, ally, angel, angel of light, angel of love,
archangel, archbishopric, archdiocese, archduchy, archdukedom,
archiepiscopacy, archiepiscopate, aristocracy, arrondissement,
ascendance, ascendancy, bailiwick, balance of power,
beatified soul, bishopric, body politic, borough, buffer state,
canonized mortal, canton, captive nation, celestial, chairmanship,
chancellery, chancellorate, chancellorship, cherub, cherubim,
chiefery, chiefry, chieftaincy, chieftainry, chieftainship, city,
city-state, colony, commonweal, commonwealth, commune,
congressional district, constablewick, consulate, consulship,
country, county, deanery, departement, dictatorship, dictature,
diocese, directorship, district, domain, dominance, dominancy,
domination, dominion, duchy, dukedom, earldom, electoral district,
electorate, eminent domain, emirate, empery, empire, episcopacy,
free city, government, governorship, grand duchy, hamlet, headship,
heavenly being, hegemony, hierarchy, hundred, kingdom, land,
leadership, lordship, magistracy, magistrateship, magistrature,
mandant, mandate, mandated territory, mandatee, mandatory, martyr,
masterdom, mastership, mastery, mayoralty, mayorship,
messenger of God, metropolis, metropolitan area, metropolitanate,
metropolitanship, nation, nationality, nobility, oblast, okrug,
overlordship, papacy, parish, pashadom, pashalic, patriarchate,
patriarchy, patron saint, polis, polity, pontificality,
pontificate, popedom, popehood, popeship, possession, power,
precinct, predominance, predominancy, predomination, preeminence,
prefectship, prefecture, premiership, preponderance, prepotence,
prepotency, presidency, presidentship, primacy, prime-ministership,
prime-ministry, princedom, princeship, principate, proconsulate,
proconsulship, protectorate, protectorship, province, provostry,
provostship, puppet government, puppet regime, realm,
recording angel, rectorate, rectorship, regency, regentship,
region, republic, riding, ruling class, saint, satellite,
saved soul, seigniory, seneschalship, seneschalsy, seneschalty,
seraph, seraphim, settlement, sheikhdom, sheriffalty, sheriffcy,
sheriffdom, sheriffwick, shire, shrievalty, soke, soul in glory,
sovereign nation, sovereignty, stake, state, sultanate,
superiority, superpower, supervisorship, supremacy, suzerainship,
suzerainty, territory, toparchia, toparchy, town, township,
tribunate, upper hand, village, vizierate, viziership, wapentake,
ward, whip hand

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