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kingcraft

[ king-kraft, -krahft ]

noun

  1. the art of ruling as king; royal statesmanship.


kingcraft

/ ˈkɪŋˌkrɑːft /

noun

  1. archaic.
    the art of ruling as a king, esp by diplomacy and cunning


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Word History and Origins

Origin of kingcraft1

First recorded in 1635–45; king + craft
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Example Sentences

There are some legislators who regard moral cowardice as a virtue, and political dishonesty as a desirable kingcraft.

To redeem the earth from kingcraft and oppression—this is our mission!

For ages a state of protest and quiet or active revolt against kingcraft and priestcraft prevailed.

However much the kings had feared the wars of Napoleon, kingcraft was now confronted by an enemy more deadly.

Kingcraft comes upon evil days—in the rising tide of liberal ideas, monarchies of old are all but swept away.

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