Definition of prince-elector in English:

prince-elector

noun

historical
  • One of the Princes of Germany entitled to elect the Holy Roman Emperor.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Hall's Vnion: Henry VIII. From prince + elector, ultimately after German † kurfürst (Middle High German (in late sources) churfürst; now Kurfürst; now hist.). Compare post-classical Latin princeps elector, Middle French, French prince électeur.

Pronunciation

prince-elector

/ˌprɪnsɪˈlɛktə/