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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

The title generally applied to the chief men of the state. The "princes of the provinces" (1 Kings 20:14) were the governors or lord-lieutenants of the provinces. So also the "princes" mentioned in Daniel 6:1, 3, 4, 6, 7 were the officers who administered the affairs of the provinces; the "satraps" (as rendered in R.V.). These are also called "lieutenants" (Esther 3:12; 8:9; R.V., "satraps"). The promised Saviour is called by Daniel (9:25) "Messiah the Prince" (Heb. nagid); compare Acts 3:15; 5:31. The angel Micheal is called (Daniel 12:1) a "prince" (Heb. sar, whence "Sarah," the "princes").

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRINCE, noun prins. [Latin princeps.]

1. In a general sense, a sovereign; the chief and independent ruler of a nation or state. Thus when we speak of the princes of Europe, we include emperors and kings. Hence, a chief in general; as a prince of the celestial host.

2. A sovereign in a certain territory; one who has the government of a particular state or territory, but holds of a superior to whom he owes certain services; as the princes of the German states.

3. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal family; as princes of the blood. In England, the eldest son of the king is created prince of Wales.

4. The chief of any body of men.

5. A chief or ruler of either sex. Queen Elizabeth is called by Camden prince but this application is unusual and harsh.

PRINCE of the senate, in ancient Rome, was the person first called in the roll of senators. He was always of consular and censorian


In Scripture, this name prince is given to God, Daniel 8:11; to Christ, who is called the prince of peace, Isaiah 9:6, and the prince of life, Acts 3:15; to the chief of the priests, the prince of the sanctuary, Isaiah 43:28; to the Roman emperor, Daniel 9:25; to men of superior worth and excellence, Ecclesiastes 10:7; to nobles, counselors and officers of a kingdom, Isa 10; to the chief men of families or tribes, Numbers 17:6; to Satan, who is called the prince of this world, John 12:31., and prince of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2.

PRINCE, verb intransitive To play the prince; to take state.

Naves Topical Index
Prince of Peace

See Jesus, The Christ
Jesus, The Christ

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Prince, Princess

The only special uses of the word "prince" are

  1. "Princes of provinces" (1 Kings 20:14) who were probably local governors or magistrates.
  2. The "princes" mentioned in (Daniel 6:1) (see Esther 1:1) wore the predecessors of the satraps of Darius Hystaspes. The word princess is seldom used in the Bible, but the persons to which it alludes

    "daughters of kings" are frequently mentioned.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRINCEDOM, noun prins'dom. The jurisdiction, sovereignty, rank or estate of a prince.

Under thee, as head supreme,

Thrones, princedoms, powers, dominions, I reduce.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRINCELIKE, adjective prins'like. Becoming a prince.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRINCELINESS, noun prins'liness. [from princely.]

The state, manner or dignity of a prince.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRINCELY, adjective prins'ly. Resembling a prince; having the appearance of one high born; stately; dignified; as a princely gentleman; a princely youth.

1. Having the rank of princes; as a man of princely birth; a princely dame.

2. Becoming a prince; royal; grand; august; as a princely gift; princely virtues.

3. Very large; as a princely fortune.

4. Magnificent; rich; as a princely entertainment.

PRINCELY, adverb prins'ly. In a princelike manner.

PRINCES'-FETHER, noun A plant of the genus Amaranthus.

Prince's metal, a mixture of copper and zink, in imitation of gold.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRIN'CESS, noun A female sovereign, as an empress or queen.

1. A sovereign lady of rank next to that of a queen.

2. The daughter of a king.

3. The consort of a prince; as the princess of Wales.

Naves Topical Index

Taught in household duties
2 Samuel 13:8-9