- the art of ruling as king; royal statesmanship.
Origin of kingcraft
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Examples from the Web for kingcraft
Well, I know little of kingcraft, but I may at least call myself a soldier.
But of statesmanship I know little, and of kingcraft nothing at all.
It has been said that witchcraft and kingcraft in England came in and went out with the Stuarts.Lancashire Folk-lore
But Mr. Paine was the inveterate enemy to priestcraft as well as kingcraft.Junius Unmasked
Idolatry was a duty of kingcraft with the schismatical kingdom.An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine
John Henry Cardinal Newman
- archaic the art of ruling as a king, esp by diplomacy and cunning
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