Princess royal
Princess Prin"cess, n. [F. princesse. See {Prince}, and cf. {Princesse}.] 1. A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

So excellent a princess as the present queen. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. The consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales. [1913 Webster]

{Princess royal}, the eldest daughter of a sovereign. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • princess royal — n. the oldest daughter of a king or queen …   English World dictionary

  • Princess Royal — Den Titel einer Princess Royal ([prɪnsəs ˈrɔɪəl], deutsch etwa: Königliche Prinzessin) verleiht der britische Monarch traditionsgemäß, jedoch nicht automatisch, seiner ältesten Tochter. Dieser wird auf Lebenszeit getragen und kann keiner… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • princess royal — noun the eldest daughter of a British sovereign • Hypernyms: ↑princess * * * ˌprincess ˈroyal [princess royal] noun a title often given to the oldest daughter of a British king or queen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Princess Royal — Princess Roy|al, the a title that is given to the eldest daughter of a British king or queen. Princess Anne was given the title by her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, in 1987 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • princess royal — 1. the eldest daughter of a king or queen. 2. (in Great Britain and, formerly, Prussia) an eldest princess to whom this title has been granted for life by the sovereign. [1640 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Princess Royal — noun (plural Princesses Royal) Date: circa 1649 the eldest daughter of a British sovereign a title granted for life and used only after it has been specifically conferred by the sovereign …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • princess royal — /prinsas royal/ In English law, the eldest daughter of the sovereign …   Black's law dictionary

  • princess royal — prin′cess roy′al n. 1) the eldest daughter of a king or queen 2) (in Great Britain) a title conferred by the sovereign on his or her eldest daughter • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • princess royal — /prɪnsɛs ˈrɔɪəl/ (say prinses royuhl) noun the eldest daughter of the British sovereign, after the conferring of this title …   Australian English dictionary

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