kinghood

[ king-hoo d ]
/ ˈkɪŋ hʊd /
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noun

the state of being king; kingship.

Nearby words

  1. kingdom hall,
  2. kingdom of ends,
  3. kingfish,
  4. kingfisher,
  5. kingfisher daisy,
  6. kingklip,
  7. kinglake,
  8. kinglet,
  9. kingly,
  10. kingmaker

Origin of kinghood

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

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Examples from the Web for kinghood

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

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

    The Victorian Age|William Ralph Inge
  • Kinghood is equally necessary in Greek dynasty, and in Gothic.

    Val d'Arno|John Ruskin