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

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