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Latin: princeps - the first.

  • Princes of a principality. A principality is a sovereign state where the head of state is a prince or princess or for a state led by lesser royalty such as a grand duchy. Examples of principalities are:
  • Princes of the blood, of the line of succession, though the title is often only permitted to be held for one or two generations.
  • Prince of the Church - used precisely the term relates to a Cardinal, informally for any member of the the higher hierarchic echelons of the Church.
  • Crown Prince - the heir apparent to the throne, usually the eldest child of the monarch. In many nations the Crown Prince bears a special title:
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