What is PRINCEPS?

Lat. In the civil law. The prince; the emperor. Princeps et respublica ex jnsta causa possnnt rem meam auferre. 12 Coke, 13. The prince and the republic, for a just cause, can take away my property. Princeps legibus solutus est. The emperor is released from the laws; is not bound by the laws. Dig. 1, 3, 31. Princeps mavult domesticos milites quam stipendiaries bellicis opponere casibus. Co. Litt. G9. A prince, in the chances of war, had better employ domestic than stipendiary troops.

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