h. s. prince

World English Dictionary
prince (prɪns)
1.  (in Britain) a son of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons
2.  a nonreigning male member of a sovereign family
3.  the monarch of a small territory, such as Monaco, usually called a principality, that was at some time subordinate to an emperor or king
4.  any sovereign; monarch
5.  a nobleman in various countries, such as Italy and Germany
6.  an outstanding member of a specified group: a merchant prince
7.  informal (US), (Canadian) a generous and charming man
[C13: via Old French from Latin princeps first man, ruler, chief]

Prince (prɪns)
full name Prince Rogers Nelson. born 1958, US rock singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. His albums include Dirty Mind (1981), Purple Rain (1984), Parade (1986), and Emancipation (1996); in 2007 he released his latest album Planet Earth as a free gift with a British newspaper

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Word Origin & History

earlly 13c., from O.Fr. prince (12c.), from L. princeps (gen. principis) "first, chief, prince," lit. "that takes first" (adj.), from primus "first" (see prime (adj.)) + root of capere "to take" (see capable). Ger. cognate fürst, from O.H.G.
furist "first," is apparently an imitation of the Latin form. Colloquial meaning "admirable or generous person" is from 1911, Amer.Eng.
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Bible Dictionary

Prince definition

the title generally applied to the chief men of the state. The "princes of the provinces" (1 Kings 20:14) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the "princes" mentioned in Dan. 6:1, 3, 4, 6, 7 were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the "satraps" (as rendered in R.V.). These are also called "lieutenants" (Esther 3:12; 8:9; R.V., "satraps"). The promised Saviour is called by Daniel (9:25) "Messiah the Prince" (Heb. nagid); compare Acts 3:15; 5:31. The angel Micheal is called (Dan. 12:1) a "prince" (Heb. sar, whence "Sarah," the "princes").

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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