kinghood

kinghood

[king-hood]
noun
the state of being king; kingship.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English kinghod. See king, -hood

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king (kɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a male sovereign prince who is the official ruler of an independent state; monarchRelated: royal, regal, monarchical
2.  a.  a ruler or chief: king of the fairies
 b.  (in combination): the pirate king
3.  a.  a person, animal, or thing considered as the best or most important of its kind
 b.  (as modifier): a king bull
4.  any of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a king
5.  check See also checkmate the most important chess piece, although theoretically the weakest, being able to move only one square at a time in any direction
6.  draughts a piece that has moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, after which it may move backwards as well as forwards
7.  king of kings
 a.  God
 b.  a title of any of various oriental monarchs
 
vb
8.  to make (someone) a king
9.  king it to act in a superior fashion
 
Related: royal, regal, monarchical
 
[Old English cyning; related to Old High German kunig king, Danish konge]
 
'kinghood
 
n
 
'kingless
 
adj
 
'kinglike
 
adj

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