Princely Prince"ly, a. 1. Of or relating to a prince; regal; royal; of highest rank or authority; as, princely birth, character, fortune, etc. [1913 Webster]

2. Suitable for, or becoming to, a prince; grand; august; munificent; magnificent; as, princely virtues; a princely fortune. ``Most princely gifts.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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