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princess royal

  

      n  
1    the eldest daughter of a British or (formerly) a Prussian sovereign: a title not always conferred  
2    caps   the title of Princess Anne  
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princess  
      n  
1    (in Britain) a daughter of the sovereign or of one of the sovereign's sons  
2    a nonreigning female member of a sovereign family  
3    the wife and consort of a prince  
4    any very attractive or outstanding woman  
5      (Also called)    princess dress, princess line   a style of dress with a fitted bodice and an A-line skirt that is shaped by seams from shoulder to hem without a seam at the waistline  


crown princess  
      n  
1    the wife of a crown prince  
2    the female heir to a sovereign throne  
princess royal  
      n  
1    the eldest daughter of a British or (formerly) a Prussian sovereign: a title not always conferred  
2    caps   the title of Princess Anne  

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n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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