Prince

Definition of Prince

n.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.
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.
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 preëminent; as, a merchant prince; a prince of players.
Prince-Albert coat
a long double-breasted frock coat for men.
Prince of the blood
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
(Bot.) See Pipsissewa.
v. i.1.To play the prince.

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