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- n. Plural form of underking.
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There's talk that one of the underkings is getting pretty powerful up there.
As Professor Maitland has pointed out, a comparison of Domesday with our earliest charters shows not only that the Church held lands of considerable, sometimes of vast, extent, but that she had obtained these lands by free grant from kings or underkings during the Saxon period.