As nouns the difference between province and principality
is that province
is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while principality
is (obsolete) the state of being a prince or ruler; sovereignty, absolute authority.
As a proper noun province
is (british) northern ireland.
A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
A territorial area within a country.
A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
(British) Northern Ireland
(obsolete) The state of being a prince or ruler; sovereignty, absolute authority.
A region or sovereign nation headed by a prince or princess.
* 1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 14:
(theology) A spiritual being, specifically in Christian angelology, the fifth level of angels, ranked above powers and below dominions.
- At this time Russia consisted of a dozen or so principalities , which were frequently at war with one another.
* choirs of angels