kingship

[king-ship]
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noun
  1. the state, office, or dignity of a king.
  2. rule by a king; monarchy.
  3. aptitude for kingly duties.
  4. (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
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kingship

noun
  1. the position or authority of a king
  2. the skill or practice of ruling as a king
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Word Origin and History for kingship
n.

early 14c., from king + -ship.

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