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 for Prince of darkness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Prince \Prince\, n. [F., from L. princeps, -cipis, the first,
     chief; primus first + capere to take. See Prime, a., and
     1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and
        authority; a sovereign; a monarch; -- originally applied
        to either sex, but now rarely applied to a female.
        --Wyclif (Rev. i. 5).
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              Go, Michael, of celestial armies prince. --Milton.
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              Queen Elizabeth, a prince admirable above her sex.
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     2. The son of a king or emperor, or the issue of a royal
        family; as, princes of the blood. --Shak.
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     3. A title belonging to persons of high rank, differing in
        different countries. In England it belongs to dukes,
        marquises, and earls, but is given to members of the royal
        family only. In Italy a prince is inferior to a duke as a
        member of a particular order of nobility; in Spain he is
        always one of the royal family.
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     4. The chief of any body of men; one at the head of a class
        or profession; one who is pre["e]minent; as, a merchant
        prince; a prince of players. "The prince of learning."
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     Prince-Albert coat, a long double-breasted frock coat for
     Prince of the blood, Prince consort, Prince of
     darkness. See under Blood, Consort, and Darkness.
     Prince of Wales, the oldest son of the English sovereign.
     Prince's feather (Bot.), a name given to two annual herbs
        ({Amarantus caudatus and Polygonum orientale), with
        apetalous reddish flowers arranged in long recurved
        panicled spikes.
     Prince's metal, Prince Rupert's metal. See under Metal.
     Prince's pine. (Bot.) See Pipsissewa.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Darkness \Dark"ness\, n.
     1. The absence of light; blackness; obscurity; gloom.
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              And darkness was upon the face of the deep. --Gen.
                                                    i. 2.
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     2. A state of privacy; secrecy.
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              What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light.
                                                    --Matt. x. 27.
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     3. A state of ignorance or error, especially on moral or
        religious subjects; hence, wickedness; impurity.
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              Men loved darkness rather than light, because their
              deeds were evil.                      --John. iii.
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              Pursue these sons of darkness: drive them out
              From all heaven's bounds.             --Milton.
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     4. Want of clearness or perspicuity; obscurity; as, the
        darkness of a subject, or of a discussion.
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     5. A state of distress or trouble.
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              A day of clouds and of thick darkness. --Joel. ii.
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     Prince of darkness, the Devil; Satan. "In the power of the
        Prince of darkness." --Locke.
     Syn: Darkness, Dimness, Obscurity, Gloom.
     Usage: Darkness arises from a total, and dimness from a
            partial, want of light. A thing is obscure when so
            overclouded or covered as not to be easily perceived.
            As tha shade or obscurity increases, it deepens into
            gloom. What is dark is hidden from view; what is
            obscure is difficult to perceive or penetrate; the eye
            becomes dim with age; an impending storm fills the
            atmosphere with gloom. When taken figuratively, these
            words have a like use; as, the darkness of ignorance;
            dimness of discernment; obscurity of reasoning; gloom
            of superstition.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Prince of Darkness
      n 1: (Judeo-Christian and Islamic religions) chief spirit of
           evil and adversary of God; tempter of mankind; master of
           Hell [syn: Satan, Old Nick, Devil, Lucifer,
           Beelzebub, the Tempter, Prince of Darkness]

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