prince consort

noun
a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign
Hypernyms: ↑prince, ↑consort

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ˌprince ˈconsort [prince consort prince consorts] noun
a title sometimes given to the husband of a queen who is himself a prince

Prince Albert, the Prince Consort

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prince consort
see consort n.1 3, prince n. 6.

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  • Prince consort — Prince Prince, n. [F., from L. princeps, cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See {Prime}, a., and {Capacious}.] 1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prince consort — Consort Con sort (k[o^]n s[^o]rt), n. [L. consore, sortis; con + sors lot, fate, share. See {Sort}.] 1. One who shares the lot of another; a companion; a partner; especially, a wife or husband. Milton. [1913 Webster] He single chose to live, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prince consort — n. pl. princes consort the husband of a queen or empress who is reigning in her own right …   English World dictionary

  • prince consort — ► NOUN ▪ the husband of a reigning female sovereign who is himself a prince …   English terms dictionary

  • prince consort — n a title that is sometimes given to the husband of a ruling queen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Prince consort — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Prince et Consort (homonymie). Albert, Prince consort du Royaume Uni …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Prince consort — A prince consort, generally speaking, is a common term for the husband of a Queen regnant, unless he himself also is a king in his own right.Current examples include the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Elizabeth II, prince consort in …   Wikipedia

  • Prince-Consort — Als queen consort (dt. Königsgemahlin, Gemahlin des Königs) bezeichnet man im englischen Sprachgebrauch im Gegensatz zur queen regnant (dt. regierende Königin) eine Königin bzw. Queen, welche diesen Status nicht aus eigenem Recht, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Prince Consort — Als queen consort (dt. Königsgemahlin, Gemahlin des Königs) bezeichnet man im englischen Sprachgebrauch im Gegensatz zur queen regnant (dt. regierende Königin) eine Königin bzw. Queen, welche diesen Status nicht aus eigenem Recht, sondern… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • prince consort — prince′ con′sort n. a prince who is the husband of a reigning female sovereign • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

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