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princĭpor, āri, v. dep. a. [princeps], to rule (eccl. Lat.).

I. Lit.: principari in nationes, Lact. 14, 13, 19: prolem ... principibus principantem, Sid. Carm. 9, 47; 23, 90.—

II. Transf.: sanguis in nostro corpore principatur, Aug. Prophet. 6.