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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The doctrine that monarchs derive their right to rule directly from God and are accountable only to God.

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  • n. The Christian doctrine that monarchs have a God-given right to rule, that they are answerable only to God, and that rebellion is sinful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

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