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god-king

[god-king, -king]
noun
  1. a human sovereign believed to be a deity or to have godlike attributes.
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Origin of god-king

First recorded in 1860–65
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Historical Examples

  • Originally, ceremonies were modes of behaviour to the god-king.

    Illustrations of Universal Progress

    Herbert Spencer

  • He had brought back to Rome the Egyptian idea of a god-king.