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Definition of princely adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually before noun]
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  1. 1(usually ironic) if you say that an amount of money is princely, you are usually saying the opposite, meaning that it is not very large I bought a bike for the princely sum of$20!
  2. 2(old-fashioned) (formal) very grand; generous princely buildings a princely gift
  3. 3connected with a prince; like a prince
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: princely