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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin princeps 'leader', from primus ( PRIME1) + capere 'to take'

prince

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
prince W3 [countable]
1PGO the son of a king, queen, or prince [↪ princess]:
Prince William
2PGO a male ruler of a small country or state:
Prince Rainier of Monaco
3

the prince of something/a prince among something

literary the man who is best at something:
the prince of sculptors

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