The Prince

The Prince Glossary

auxiliary troops

foreign troops a prince uses to fight his own wars; often a ready-made unit

civil principate

a state in which a private citizen becomes prince by the choice of other citizens

hereditary principate

a state in which the prince is simply descended from a line of rulers; power is handed from one family member to the next

mercenary troops

soldiers a prince hires to fight for him, often culled from a variety of places


any state ruled by a prince