divine right of kings

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Synonyms for divine right of kings

the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are not accountable to their subjects

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Divine Rule pulls up, with rider Nathan Adams reporting a slipped saddle, but an hour later nine-year-old maiden Master Darcy wins the beginners' chase as 16-1 outsider of three for her mother Penny.
30: DIVINE RULE (L Jones 4-1) 1; Fair Comment (8-1) 2; Dreaming Again (5-1) 3; Warbond 11-4f.
The fact our future king's own name-sake and predecessor on the throne had his head chopped off for refusing to pipe down about his right to divine rule, has not discouraged Charles from speaking up.
Politics should be the war of ideas aimed at making the lives of people better, not a method to get into power to simply fulfil your fantasies of absolute power and divine rule.
Ian Mongan produced an excellent ride aboard the Pat Phelan-trained Ermyntrude to claim victory, by a short-head, from Divine Rule, trained by his wife Laura.
The Islamic vision of the State does not comply with the theocratic religious state which practices divine rule," he said.
A PUNTER'S family gave him a fitting send-off by betting on horses on the day of his funeral - and landing a 25-1 winner called Divine Rule.
In reference to the Isaiah and Matthew texts, how is the divine rule of the universe being redefined in this season of Advent and soon Christmas?
Anderson argued that the main causes of nationalism and the creation of an imagined community are the reduction of privileged access to particular script languages ( for example Latin), the movement to abolish the ideas of divine rule and monarchy as well as the emergence of the printing press under a system of capitalism.
This is most evident in the cases of Naram-Sin of Akkad and Shulgi of Ur (see Piotr Michalowski, "The Mortal Kings of Ur: A Short Century of Divine Rule in Ancient Mesopotamia").
Borg took a step further than Perrin, arguing that the Jewish myth of Divine rule must itself be viewed as a particular cultural form of what Huston Smith called the "primordial tradition," the nearly universal myth of the grounding of the empirical world in a deeper world of spirit.