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kinghood

[king-hoo d]
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noun
  1. the state of being king; kingship.
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Origin of kinghood

First recorded in 1300–50, kinghood is from the Middle English word kinghod. See king, -hood
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Historical Examples

  • In Louis, surely, if in any one, the majesty of kinghood is represented.

    The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh

    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Kinghood is equally necessary in Greek dynasty, and in Gothic.

    Val d'Arno

    John Ruskin

  • He admits the story, but depicts Arthur as the flower of kinghood, ‘Rex quondam rexque futurus.’

    The Victorian Age

    William Ralph Inge