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a title in ancient Rome.

The princeps senatus was at the head of the list of the senators and was usually the eldest of the former censors. Officially he had no special authority or rights, except for the honorary right to express the first opinion in the Senate when a question was posed by the consuls. Nevertheless, during the republican period some holders of the office had considerable authority and often exercised a strong influence on policy. During the imperial period, beginning with the reign of Augustus, the term princeps senatus designated the bearer of imperial power.

The princeps iuventutis was the leader of the equestrian order.

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Il doit avoir la meme composition qualitative et quantitative en principes actifs, la meme forme pharmaceutique que le princeps et demontrer qu'il a la meme efficacite therapeutique.
princeps belongs) has been studied in several instances: the gonad cycle of Bolinus brandaris at the South of Portugal (Vasconcelos et al., 2012) and at the South of Tunez (Elhasni et al., 2013).
Stavans's translation is based mostly on Francisco Rico's controversial 2011 Spanish edition of the hypothetical princeps. This means that this new English version of Lazarillo gives us a work that Rico imagines must have been the original, from which the four 1554 Spanish editions derived.
[sup][1] About one-third of the SPA is formed by ulnar artery alone; the second-third by the superficial palmar branch of radial artery and the remaining third by arteria radialis indicis, a branch of either arteria princeps pollicis or the median artery.
princeps, Chilomys instans, Microryzomys minutus and Neomicroxus bogotensis.
The phylogeographic predictions of the strict cospeciation and episodic host-switching models were tested using the North American pika/parasite assemblage, with a primary focus on the American pika, Ochotona princeps (Richardson, 1828), and a suite of its endoparasitic cestodes and nematodes.
Le Odi di Giuseppe Parini furono pubblicate in volume nel 1791, in numero di ventidue (singoli testi erano stati stampati nei decenni precedenti), dall'allievo e amico Agostino Gambarelli in quella che e da considerarsi Yeditio princeps. A questo elenco si aggiunsero in seguito tre documenti poetici rilevantissimi dell'ultima e piu intensa fioritura pariniana: Per l'inclita Nice (1793), A Silvia (1795), Alla Musa (1795).