princeps

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Etymology[change]

From *primoceps by syncope, from prīmus (first) + capiō (take, capture).

Noun[change]

Singular
princeps

Plural
principes

  1. (countable) A princeps can be a leader, first in importance.
    William I Longsword was the princeps of Normandy.
  2. (countable) A princeps can mean a prince or sovereign.
  3. (countable) princeps can mean a chief or director.