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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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The Modi government by doing away with Article 370, and making Indian Held Kashmir part of the Indian Union, has actually displayed the same historical hypocrisy which was used by the Indian rulers at the time of Partition to annex the defiant princely states.
For Hyderabad, use of exquisite calligraphy, multifarious languages and architectural tropes exemplify the princely dominion's influences and outlook.
aACoeHe ensured merger of all the princely states including Junagarh and Hyderabad.
Bahawalpur was a princely state from 1802 to 1955 and was part of Punjab States Agency.
According to June 3 plan, Quaid-i-Azam gave the option wholeheartedly to all the princely states whether to join Pakistan or India or to remain independent.
It is pertinent to mention here that Derawar Fort owned by former princely state of Bahawalpur is the most splendid of all; situated in south of Bahawalpur at a distance of approximately 100 kilometers has become icon of the state.
The line of succession to the former throne of Bhopal, among the pre-eminent Indian principalities, was, uniquely amongst the Indian princely houses, by male-preference primogeniture in the direct family line.
In this book for legal scholars, policy makers, historians, and those in political science and international affairs, he analyzes the constitutional and legal aspects of the debates surrounding Indian sovereignty over the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), which is composed of territory occupied by India, Pakistan, and China.
In "Precious Indian Weapons: And Other Princely Accoutrements" he has drawn upon his impressive expertise and experience to produce a truly spectacular collection of nearly 200 jeweled weapons and priceless accoutrements from the Indian subcontinent that was assembled over many decades by Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussah al-Sabah for The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait.
1 -- At the time of independence, Kashmir to Kanyakumari had many princely states and would have probably required for any traveler visas permits and tax payments to pass through but that was not the case due to Sardar Patel fondly referred as the Iron Man of India for uniting and integrating hundreds of princely states to one nation without shedding a drop of blood which is India today.
Summary: Chefs at Asha's are cooking up an eclectic mix of new specialities from the erstwhile princely states of India until the end of June