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. Sidney. [1913 Webster]
Your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory. --Jer. xiii. 18. [1913 Webster]
The prerogative and principality above everything else. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
2. A prince; one invested with sovereignty. "Next upstood Nisroch, of principalities the prime." --Milton. [1913 Webster]
3. The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of Wales. [1913 Webster]
1: territory ruled by a prince [syn: principality, princedom]
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