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DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divine right of kings mean? 

DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS (noun)
  The noun DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS has 1 sense:

1. the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes

  Familiarity information: DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS used as a noun is very rare.


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DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS (noun)


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Meaning:

The doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

divine right; divine right of kings

Context example:

the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century

Hypernyms ("divine right of kings" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)


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