kingship


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king·ship

 (kĭng′shĭp′)
n.
1. The position, power, or province of a king.
2. The domain ruled by a king; a kingdom.
3. The period or tenure of a king; a reign.
4. Used with his as a title for a king.
5. A monarchy.

kingship

(ˈkɪŋʃɪp)
n
1. the position or authority of a king
2. the skill or practice of ruling as a king

king•ship

(ˈkɪŋ ʃɪp)

n.
1. the state, office, or dignity of a king.
2. rule by a king; monarchy.
3. aptitude for kingly duties.
[1275–1325]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kingship - the dignity or rank or position of a kingkingship - the dignity or rank or position of a king
rank - relative status; "his salary was determined by his rank and seniority"
Translations

kingship

[ˈkɪŋʃɪp] Ndignidad f real, monarquía f
they offered him the kingshiple ofrecieron el trono or la corona

kingship

[ˈkɪŋʃɪp] nroyauté fking-size [ˈkɪŋsaɪz] king-sized [ˈkɪŋsaɪzd] adj [cigarette] → format extra long, extra long(longue); [sheet, duvet cover] → pour lit de 1m 95king-size bed king-sized bed ngrand lit (de 1,95 m de large)
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A few tried to rise to the emergency, and got out an awkward "My lord," or "Your lordship," or something of that sort, but the great majority were overwhelmed by the unaccustomed word and its dim and awful associations with gilded courts and stately ceremony and anointed kingship, so they only fumbled through the handshake and passed on, speechless.
Industrial kingship, the only real kingship of our century, was his by divine right of his turn for business; and I, his son, bid you respect the crown whose revenues I inherit.
From what he had seen and heard Akut was able to explain to Korak that the rites proclaimed the choosing of a new king, and he pointed out to the boy the massive figure of the shaggy monarch, come into his kingship, no doubt, as many human rulers have come into theirs--by the murder of his predecessor.
and we therefore entreat you graciously to accept the Kingship, to which you have been unanimously elected by the Council of Elfland: and that you will allow your son Bruno of whose goodness, cleverness, and beauty, reports have reached us--to be regarded as Heir-Apparent.
It is in accordance with this principle that Aristotle holds that kingship is the proper form of government when there is in the state one man of transcendent virtue.
And thus came the young Lord Greystoke into the kingship of the Apes.
Dian is the daughter of kings, though her father is no longer king since the sadok tossed him and Jubal the Ugly One wrested his kingship from him.
Already Go-lat saw in this young ape a possible contender for the laurels of his kingship and consequently the old bull looked upon Zu-tag with jealousy and disfavor.
The ape-man knew that he might expect an immediate attack on the part of that particular surviving bull-ape who felt himself best fitted to contend for the kingship of the tribe.
That you take advantage of your kingship to say what you would never dare say were you not king, brands me not a traitor, though it does brand you a coward.
The last remnant of his civilization was forgotten--he was a primitive man to the fullest now; reveling in the freedom of the fierce, wild life he loved, gloating in his kingship among these wild blacks.
The hands of some called for kingship and irresponsible and numerated power; other hands called for ambition, for wealth in untold sums, for disgrace and shame, or for women and wine.