1. A female prince; a woman having sovereign power, or the rank of a prince. "So excellent a princess as the present queen." (Swift)

2. The daughter of a sovereign; a female member of a royal family.

3. The consort of a prince; as, the princess of Wales. Princess royal, the eldest daughter of a sovereign.

Origin: F. Princesse. See Prince, and cf. Princesse.

(01 Mar 1998)