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PRINCE. In a general sense, a sovereign the ruler of a nation or state. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as, princes of the blood. The chief of any body of men.
     2. By a clause inserted in policies of insurance, the insurer is liable for all losses occasioned by "arrest or detainment of all kings, princes, and people, of what nation, condition, or quality soever." 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 1218.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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a Princedom (wang-kuo, a Marquisate." "State" is therefore an appropriate translation for guo when applied to such an entity outside China.
Landgrave Carl von Hessen-Kassel, who had Bergpark WilhelmshE[micro]he planned in 1689, was a typical ruler of such a small princedom.
This territory was created as a buffer between the Germanic empire, the Magyar tribes occupying the Hungarian plain and the ever troublesome Slavic princedoms in the Balkans.
Thrones, Dominions/ Dominations, Virtues, Princedoms, Powers, etc.; cf.
"Wales had been a collection of princedoms since recorded history began and had survived for more than 200 years after the Normans conquered England.
During his ruling (1089-1125), David IV, the Builder, united Georgian separated princedoms into the united centralized state.
The Battle of Hastings was fought for the crown of England, but William the Conqueror subsequently allowed his Marcher lords to take on divided Cymric princedoms in smaller wars.
Hence, their first intention was political, that is "supporting unification by finding evidence of the basic linguistic and cultural oneness of the German people" (Nodelman, 2003: 306), since what is now known as Germany at that time was just an assortment of duchies and princedoms.
With this philosophic erudition earned in Germany I want to unify the practice study of law from France so that as a teacher I could propose in the Princedoms Law philosophy, necessary academic study, for which therefore we don't have any person till now.
While there are obvious parallels between the Sejarah's closing chapters and Niccolo Machiavelli's lament about the unpatriotic disunity of Italian princedoms in the fifteenth century,72 the Sejarah also portrays the possibility of a civilized intersocietal vision of international relations sourced from the adherence to a common language of the norms of nobility.
Although Tunisia, Egypt, Syria and some other countries ostensibly had a democratic system in place, most of the Arab countries are Kingdoms or Princedoms. Whichever their form of government, they had two common qualities: a) the government was autocratic and, therefore, to a greater or lesser degree, despotic and; b) the citizens of these countries viewed (and still view) their rulers as American lackeys.
Whereas Oriental empires became centralized, bureaucratized, and heavily taxed, Europe's princedoms were constantly competing with each other.