Tatar control—part occupation and part suzerainty over impotent, tribute-paying Russian principalities—lasted more than 200 years.
All the little kingdoms and principalities of the German Empire have somewhat the same ceremonies.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, etc.—Tit.
And after all, fellow-feeling was bigger than principalities and powers!
Yes, and there is death—infinitude of death in the principalities and powers of men.
During this century their power was limited by the formation of diets in many of the principalities.
We heard of provinces and principalities added to the realm, and we forgot the cost.
principalities, having come under lawyer's power, have become loaded with debt.
As you know, no organization existed by which the principalities could be united.
He has a dream of a Balkan “band,” a union of all the Balkan principalities.
c.1300, "position of a prince," from Old French principalite "principal matter; power, sovereignty" (12c., Modern French principauté), from Late Latin principalitatem (nominative principalitas), from principalis (see principal (adj.)). Meaning "region or state ruled by a prince" is attested from c.1400.