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    Princely house

    Hello,


    I am not certain if a princely house means a royal family or an aristocratic family in general. Can anybody help me?


    I examined the sword and the stiletto. Silver-gilt; blades of exquisite fineness; the cipher of a princely house of France shone in tiny diamonds upon the pommels.


    Aleister Crowley, The Dream Circean, 1910

    Thanks a lot.
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    Re: Princely house

    Yes, it means a royal or aristocratic family.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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