follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

principate

[prin-suh-peyt] /ˈprɪn səˌpeɪt/
noun
1.
supreme power or office.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Latin prīncipātus, equivalent to prīncip- (see prince) + -ātus -ate3
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for principate

principate

/ˈprɪnsɪˌpeɪt/
noun
1.
a state ruled by a prince
2.
a form of rule in the early Roman Empire in which some republican forms survived
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for principate

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for principate

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends