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editio princeps

[e-dit-i-oh pring-keps; English ih-dish-ee-oh prin-seps] /ɛˈdɪt ɪˌoʊ ˈprɪŋ kɛps; English ɪˈdɪʃ iˌoʊ ˈprɪn sɛps/
plural editiones principes
[e-dit-i-oh-nes pring-ki-pes; English ih-dish-ee-oh-neez prin-suh-peez] /ɛˌdɪt ɪˈoʊ nɛs ˈprɪŋ kɪˌpɛs; English ɪˌdɪʃ iˈoʊ niz ˈprɪn səˌpiz/ (Show IPA)
1.
Latin. first edition.

facile princeps

[fah-ki-le pring-keps; English fas-uh-lee prin-seps] /ˈfɑ kɪˌlɛ ˈprɪŋ kɛps; English ˈfæs ə li ˈprɪn sɛps/
Latin.
1.
easily the first or best.
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British Dictionary definitions for princeps

editio princeps

/ɪˈdɪʃɪəʊ ˈprɪnsɛps/
noun (pl) editiones principes (ɪˌdɪʃɪˈəʊniːz ˈprɪnsɪˌpiːz)
1.
the first printed edition of a work

facile princeps

/ˈfæsɪlɪ ˈprɪnsɛps/
noun
1.
an obvious leader
Word Origin
literally: easily first
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facile princeps

Latin, literally "easily first." An acknowledged leader or chief.

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princeps in Medicine

princeps prin·ceps (prĭn'sěps')
adj.
Principal; main. Used in anatomy to distinguish several arteries.

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