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king's English

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  1. standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, especially of England.
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Origin of king's English

First recorded in 1545–55
Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's English.
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British Dictionary definitions for king's english

King's English

  1. (esp when the British sovereign is male) standard Southern British English
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