Meaning of principality

prin•ci•pal•i•ty

Pronunciation: (prin"su-pal'i-tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. a state ruled by a prince, usually a relatively small state or a state that falls within a larger state such as an empire.
  2. the position or authority of a prince or chief ruler; sovereignty; supreme power.
  3. the rule of a prince of a small or subordinate state.
  4. Wales.
    1. an order of angels. Cf.angel(def. 1).
    2. supramundane powers often in conflict with God. Ephes. 6:12.
  5. preeminence.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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