overking


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overking

(ˈəʊvəˌkɪŋ)
n
(Peoples) a supreme king
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They were hit ead-on by the hen 19-year-old oparan, who was overking at 70mph on a 0mph road when he mashed into Cerys's arents' car.
Higham thus emphasizes the growing ambition of the overking rather than the persistent missionary activity of the Church as the decisive force in the conversion of Anglo-Saxon England.
The author's study focuses on the reigns of those kings--Aethelberht of Kent, and the Northumbrian Kings Edwin of Deira and Oswald and Oswin of the Bernician royal house--whom Bede terms in his Historia Ecclesiastica as "overkings," in order to reveal the context in which those powerful rulers accepted conversion or otherwise patronized the early Christian church.