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Definition of "princely" [prince•ly]

  • Of or relating to a prince; royal. (adjective)
  • Befitting a prince, as: (adjective)
  • Noble: a princely bearing. (adjective)
  • Munificent; lavish: inherited a princely sum. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "princely" in a sentence
  • "In princely guards!] [W: priestly guards] The first folio has, in both places, _prenzie_, from which the other folios made _princely_, and every editor may make what he can."
  • "Six months ago, Mrs. Mohamed called Mr. Nur and sold her villa to him for $30,000, a small price for what she calls a princely home with a walled yard."
  • "In the country of Wild Oats, wit and humor are held in sufficient estimation to win you forgiveness for what fools call a misalliance, and what I call a princely marriage."