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Prince

Prince

WordNet



noun


(1)   A male member of a royal family other than the sovereign (especially the son of a sovereign)
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Etymology


From , from , from + , related to .

Noun



  1. Male ruler or head of a principality.
  2. Son or male-line grandson of a reigning prince, king, queen, emperor, or empress, or another type of monarch.
  3. Great person.
    He is a prince among men.
  4. A common name of the mushroom Agaricus augustus.

Usage notes


  • A prince is usually addressed as "Your Highness". A son of a king is "His Royal Highness"; a son of an emperor is "His Imperial Highness". A sovereign prince may have a style such as "His Serene Highness".

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