[ king-ship ]
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  1. the state, office, or dignity of a king.

  2. rule by a king; monarchy.

  1. aptitude for kingly duties.

  2. (initial capital letter) a title used in referring to a king: Majesty (preceded by His or Your).

Origin of kingship

First recorded in 1275–1325, kingship is from the Middle English word kingscip.See king, -ship

Words Nearby kingship Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use kingship in a sentence

  • While nobles and statesmen were cowering in silence before the dreaded power of the kingship the preachers spoke bluntly out.

    History of the English People | John Richard Green

British Dictionary definitions for kingship


/ (ˈkɪŋʃɪp) /

  1. the position or authority of a king

  2. the skill or practice of ruling as a king

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