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divine right of kings

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  • n. Alternative form of divine right, especially regarding kings as monarchs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a name given to the patriarchal theory of government, especially to the doctrine that no misconduct and no dispossession can forfeit the right of a monarch or his heirs to the throne, and to the obedience of the people.

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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