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.
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- 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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