kingship
noun Date: 14th century 1. the position, office, or dignity of a king 2. the personality of a king 3. government by a king

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  • kingship — (n.) early 14c., from KING (Cf. king) + SHIP (Cf. ship) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • KINGSHIP —    According to Mesopotamian belief, “kingship came down from heaven” and was therefore a divinely decreed institution. The notion that kings were chosen for their office by the gods of the land is expressed in the royal inscriptions of all… …   Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

  • kingship — [[t]kɪ̱ŋʃɪp[/t]] N UNCOUNT Kingship is the fact or position of being a king. He was unfitted by temperament and education for the duties of kingship …   English dictionary

  • kingship — king|ship [ˈkıŋʃıp] n [U] the official position or condition of being a king ▪ the responsibilities of kingship …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kingship — noun (U) the official position or condition of being a king: the responsibilities of kingship …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • kingship — /ˈkɪŋʃɪp/ (say kingship) noun 1. kingly state, office, or dignity. 2. kingly rule. 3. aptitude for kingly duties. 4. Rare (preceded by his, your, etc.) (a title used in referring to a king.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • kingship — king ► NOUN 1) the male ruler of an independent state, especially one who inherits the position by birth. 2) the best or most important person or thing in a sphere or group. 3) a playing card bearing a representation of a king, ranking next below …   English terms dictionary

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