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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prince  \Prince\,  n.  [F.,  from  L.  princeps,  -cipis,  the  first 
  chief;  primus  first  +  capere  to  take  See  {Prime},  a.,  and 
  {Capacious}.] 
  1.  The  one  of  highest  rank;  one  holding  the  highest  place  and 
  authority;  a  sovereign;  a  monarch;  --  originally  applied 
  to  either  sex,  but  now  rarely  applied  to  a  female. 
  --Wyclif  (Rev.  i.  5). 
 
  Go  Michael,  of  celestial  armies  prince.  --Milton. 
 
  Queen  Elizabeth,  a  prince  admirable  above  her  sex. 
  --Camden. 
 
  2.  The  son  of  a  king  or  emperor,  or  the  issue  of  a  royal 
  family;  as  princes  of  the  blood.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  title  belonging  to  persons  of  high  rank,  differing  in 
  different  countries.  In  England  it  belongs  to  dukes, 
  marquises,  and  earls,  but  is  given  to  members  of  the  royal 
  family  only.  In  Italy  a  prince  is  inferior  to  a  duke  as  a 
  member  of  a  particular  order  of  nobility;  in  Spain  he  is 
  always  one  of  the  royal  family. 
 
  4.  The  chief  of  any  body  of  men;  one  at  the  head  of  a  class 
  or  profession;  one  who  is  pre["e]minent;  as  a  merchant 
  prince;  a  prince  of  players.  ``The  prince  of  learning.'' 
  --Peacham. 
 
  {Prince-Albert  coat},  a  long  double-breasted  frock  coat  for 
  men. 
 
  {Prince  of  the  blood},  {Prince  consort},  {Prince  of 
  darkness}.  See  under  {Blood},  {Consort},  and  {Darkness}. 
 
  {Prince  of  Wales},  the  oldest  son  of  the  English  sovereign. 
 
 
  {Prince's  feather}  (Bot.),  a  name  given  to  two  annual  herbs 
  ({Amarantus  caudatus}  and  {Polygonum  orientale}),  with 
  apetalous  reddish  flowers  arranged  in  long  recurved 
  panicled  spikes. 
 
  {Prince's  metal},  {Prince  Rupert's  metal}.  See  under  {Metal}. 
 
  {Prince's  pine}.  (Bot.)  See  {Pipsissewa}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prince  \Prince\,  v.  i. 
  To  play  the  prince.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prince 
  n  :  a  male  member  of  a  royal  family  other  than  the  sovereign 
  (especially  the  son  of  a  sovereign) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Prince 
  the  title  generally  applied  to  the  chief  men  of  the  state.  The 
  "princes  of  the  provinces"  (1  Kings  20:14)  were  the  governors  or 
  lord-lieutenants  of  the  provinces.  So  also  the  princes" 
  mentioned  in  Dan.  6:1,  3,  4,  6,  7  were  the  officers  who 
  administered  the  affairs  of  the  provinces;  the  satraps"  (as 
  rendered  in  R.V.).  These  are  also  called  lieutenants"  (Esther 
  3:12;  8:9;  R.V.,  "satraps").  The  promised  Saviour  is  called  by 
  Daniel  (9:25)  "Messiah  the  Prince"  (Heb.  nagid);  compare  Acts 
  3:15;  5:31.  The  angel  Micheal  is  called  (Dan.  12:1)  a  prince" 
  (Heb.  sar,  whence  "Sarah,"  the  "princes"). 
 




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