Pronunciation: (prin'sis, -ses, prin-ses'), [key]
1. a nonreigning female member of a royal family.
2. Hist.a female sovereign or monarch; queen.
3. the consort of a prince.
4. (in Great Britain) a daughter or granddaughter (if the child of a son) of a king or queen.
5. a woman considered to have the qualities or characteristics of a princess.
Also,prin'cesse.(of a woman's dress, coat, or the like) styled with a close-fitting bodice and flared skirt, cut in single pieces, as gores, from shoulder to hem.
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