Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch, or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and it is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".

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Liechtenstein Heraldry - National Coat of Arms
... The coat-of-arms of the Princely House of Liechtenstein is also used as the great arms of the nation ... sovereign emblem of the Principality of Liechtenstein, its use is reserved for the members of the Princely House and state authorities ... The arms are a history of the Princely House, and show the many different areas of Europe with which Liechtenstein has been involved, either by conquest or by marriage ...
Princely - See Also
... Fürst Prince of the Apostles Prince consort and Princess consort Prince du sang Prince-elector and Prince regent Prince of the Church Pope, Cardinal (Catholicism), Crown-cardinal, Prince-Bishop, Lord Bishop, Prince-Provost, and Prince-abbot Principality and Princely state. ...
... The senior, and the princely, line of the Mikeladze flourished in Imereti (western Georgia), while a collateral branch was later established as the petite nobles Mikelashvili ... The Mikeladze’s princely domain in Imereti, known as Samikeladzeo (სამიქელაძეო "of Mikeladze"), was centered on the village of Kulashi on the right bank of ... in 1810, the family was integrated into the Russian nobility and confirmed as a princely house (knyaz) in 1850 ...
Princely Highness
... His) Princely Highness is the English rendering of (Zijne) Vorstelijke Hoogheid, a very rare style of address awarded by the colonial authorities of the Dutch East Indies (present ... reflected the equally rare status of Vorstenland 'princely land', which distinguished the Susuhunan (a higher, pre-Islamic title of this Sultan) of Surakarta (which also enjoyed ... forged independently, has also been used by unhistorical 'princely houses' in fiction and micronations ...
Constitution Of The Princely House Of Liechtenstein
... The Constitution of the Princely House of Liechtenstein of 26 October 1993 is the basic document that governs the Princely House of Liechtenstein ... This princely constitution however is not to be confused with the Constitution of Liechtenstein that was established in 1921 ... The document sets out things like Title of members of the Princely House, marriage, adoption, Succession to the throne and abdication and renunciation of the right to succeed ...

Famous quotes containing the word princely:

    O thou goddess,
    Thou divine Nature, thou thyself thou blazon’st
    In these two princely boys!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    A princely marriage is the brilliant edition of a universal fact, and, as such, it rivets mankind.
    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)