Definitions

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  • adj. Without a king.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no king.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without a king; having no king.

Etymologies

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king +‎ -less

Examples

  • It was being worked by inexpert hands, for the time was something jerky; but it was robbed of its tinny meanness and even majesty by the hugeness of a cavern's roof, as well as by the crashing, swinging march it played -- wild - wonderful -- invented for lawless hours and a kingless people.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Even though France is currently kingless, ˜The present king of France is bald™ can be used to indicate a proposition.

    Logical Form

  • Nor have we yet reached the limits of Olynthian expansion; there are their neighbours to be thought of — the kingless or independent

    Hellenica

  • Of kingless thrones, which Earth did in her heart create.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

  • The United States of America -- that motley, multilingual, mongrel, mossbacked republic that had somehow, kingless and causeless, arisen by accident between the Crown Lands and New England.

    Alvin Journeyman

  • No dwarven smith had forged a Kingsword since Duncan™s had been buried with him three hundred years before; since Kharas, Duncan™s champion, had hidden his god-forged hammer and rendered the dwarves kingless until it could be found again.

    Stormblade

  • Puritanism, without its King, is _kingless_, anarchic; falls into dislocation, self-collision; staggers, plunges into ever deeper anarchy; King,

    The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886

  • -- New generations grow up which never knew a kingless state.

    The World War and What was Behind It Or, the Story of the Map of Europe

  • And always dreaming of thy long dead princes and of the great Kings of other kingdoms in the olden time thou shalt fail to see the grandeur to which a hurrying jesting people shall attain in that kingless age.

    Time and the Gods

  • Shall wrap in lasting night heaven's kingless throne.

    Prometheus Unbound: A Lyrical Drama.

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