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kinghood

[ king-hood ]
/ ˈkɪŋ hʊd /
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noun

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

  • To serve her in her need, Amaldi felt, would confer kinghood of spirit.

    Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
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