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English noun: divine right of kings

1. divine right of kings (cognition) 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

SamplesThe doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century.

Synonymsdivine right

Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

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