Prin`ci*pal"i*ty (?), n.; pl. Principalities (#). [L. principalitas preeminence, excellence: cf. F. principalit'e, principaut'e. See Principal.]
Sovereignty; supreme power; hence, superiority; predominance; high, or the highest, station.
Sir P. Sidney.
Your principalities shall come down, even the crown of your glory.
Jer. xiii. 18.
The prerogative and principality above everything else.
A prince; one invested with sovereignty.
"Next upstood Nisroch, of principalities
The territory or jurisdiction of a prince; or the country which gives title to a prince; as, the principality of Wales.
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