Prince

Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and 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".

Read more about Prince:  Historical Background, Prince As Generic For Ruler, Prince of The Blood, Prince As A Substantive Title, The Title of Prince in Various Western Traditions and Languages, The Title of Prince in Other Traditions and Languages, The Title of Prince in Religion

Famous quotes containing the word prince:

    I will catch Christ with a greased worm,
    And when the Prince of Darkness stalks
    My bloodstream to its Stygian term . . .
    On water the Man-Fisher walks.
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

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    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)

    Daddy?
    That’s another kind of prison.
    It’s not the prince at all,
    but my father
    drunkenly bent over my bed,
    circling the abyss like a shark....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)