DIVINE RIGHT


DIVINE RIGHT
   a claim on the part of kings, now all but extinct, though matter of keen debate at one time, that they derive their authority to rule direct from the Almighty, and are responsible to no inferior power, a right claimed especially on the part of and in behalf of the Bourbons in France and the Stuart dynasty in England, and the denial of which was regarded by them and their partisans as an outrage against the ordinance of very Heaven.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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  • divine right — divine rights N COUNT: usu sing If someone thinks they have a divine right to something, they think that it is their right to have it, without making any effort. A degree does not mean you have a divine right to health, wealth, and happiness …   English dictionary

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  • divine right — noun 1 (singular) the right given to a king or queen by God to rule a country, that in former times could not be questioned or opposed 2 have a divine right to do sth informal to be able to do what you want without having to ask permission: You… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • divine right — noun the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes the doctrine of the divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • divine right — di.vine right n [singular] 1.) the right given to a king or queen by God to rule a country, that in former times could not be opposed 2.) informal the right to do what you want without having to ask permission ▪ Being my wife doesn t give you the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divine right — di,vine right noun singular 1. ) in the past, the idea that a king or queen ruled because of a right given by God so that they could not be opposed or removed from power 2. ) a right that you think you have to do what you want, even if it harms… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • divine right — UK / US noun [singular] 1) in the past, the idea that a king or queen ruled because of a right given by God so that they could not be opposed or removed from power 2) a right that you think you have that allows you to do what you want, even if it …   English dictionary

  • divine right — Synonyms and related words: absolute power, absolutism, appurtenance, authority, birthright, claim, competence, competency, conjugal right, constituted authority, delegated authority, demand, droit, due, faculty, inalienable right, indirect… …   Moby Thesaurus


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