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- v. To remove a king from power
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cause to cease to be a king.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of royalty.
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And doth the man unking; but Dr. Spaeth's interpretation is not the same as mine was years ago, yet indeed, far better.
One broad-mouthed roysterer on the ground proposed the King's health, and supported the toast by a ballad in which "Great Charles, like Jehovah," was described as merciful and generous to the foes that would unking him and the vipers that would sting him.
"Let us give power to our deputies to solicit from our lord the king his consent to the above requests; in case he accords them, to thank him; in case he refuses, to _unking_ him" (_deroiter_).
Nay, when he had his sword in his hand, his armies about him, and a cause to justify him before God and man, how did he choose to compound himself into nothing! to depose and unking himself by their hard and inhuman conditions!
But if a prince shall deign to be familiar, and to converse with those upon whom he might trample, shall his condescension therefore unking him, and his familiarity rob him of his royalty?
Nay, when he had his sword in his hand, his armies about him, and a cause to justify him before God and man, how did he choose to compound himself into nothing, to depose and unking himself, by their hard, unconscionable, unhuman conditions!
However some may call it a fashionable accomplishment and entertainment, it is not for kings, O Lemuel! it is not for kings, to allow themselves that liberty; it is a disparagement to their dignity, and profanes their crown, by confusing the head that wears it; that which for the time unmans them does for the time unking them.
But he there assigns two cases whereby a king may unking himself.
Kings cannot give empires, unless they unking themselves.
£15 for a part worn fitted. unking away £30k on a new car needs shot with sh