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The doctrine that monarchs derive their right to rule directly from God and are accountable only to God.
(of kings to be absolute rulers) A doctrine adhered to by James I that caused the downfall of Charles I.
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|Noun||1.||divine right - 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; "the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century"|