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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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Clearly, the political ideology of the time was beginning to shift toward a notion of princeship anchored on religious morality: even godlike kings must face the wrath of divine justice.
In all these ways, there are great similarities with how we normally understand princeship. But there is a great exception.
(7) Sibilant-final stems plus suffix -ship (data from Lehnert 1971) (5) justiceship noviceship acquaintanceship princeship hush-ship princess-ship burgessship mistress-ship