Prince is a general term for a ruler, monarch or member of a monarch's or former monarch's family, and is a hereditary title in the nobility of some European states. The feminine equivalent is a princess. The English word derives, via the French word prince, from the Latin noun princeps, from primus (first) + capio (to seize), meaning "the chief, most distinguished, ruler, prince".

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Famous quotes containing the word prince:

    He never told us what he was,
    Or what mischance, or other cause,
    Had banished him from better days
    To play the Prince of Castaways.
    Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)

    No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be:
    Am an attendant lord, one that will do
    To swell a progress, start a scene or two,
    Advise the prince.
    —T.S. (Thomas Stearns)

    For among other evils caused by being disarmed, it renders you contemptible; which is one of those disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
    Niccolò Machiavelli (1469–1527)