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kingship

[king-ship] /ˈkɪŋ ʃɪp/
noun
1.
the state, office, or dignity of a king.
2.
rule by a king; monarchy.
3.
aptitude for kingly duties.
4.
(initial capital letter) a title used in referring to a king; Majesty (preceded by His or Your).
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English kingscip. See king, -ship
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Examples for kingship
  • It's one of the few advantages of kingship that seems to please him.
  • His kingship was conspicuous by its workday homespun.
  • And great kingship was built on the effective display of martial valour.
British Dictionary definitions for kingship

kingship

/ˈkɪŋʃɪp/
noun
1.
the position or authority of a king
2.
the skill or practice of ruling as a king
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Word Origin and History for kingship
n.

early 14c., from king + -ship.

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