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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If you buy into the hogwash of the divine right of kings, then you should also buy into the fact that insignificant trolls like us have no right to question such a system.
The divine right of the king to be obeyed blindly, which is what Weigel is claiming for George W.
Cardiff City Football Club does not have the divine right to beat teams because they are bottom of the league,' he said.
Before the Democratic or Republican parties took shape, and even before Federalists and Anti-Federalists assembled their forces, the politics of the United States was defined by a party of revolution against the royal prerogative, the divine right of kings, and the corruptions of empire associated with unfettered monarchs.
Theism was thereby perpetuated, along with other aspects of the supernatural, making way as time went on for the often brutal institutional authority of the church, the doctrine of the divine right of kings, male dominance, and the exploitation of Earth's resources.
The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy by Marjorie Kelly [Berrett Koehler]
The Stuart kings believed firmly in the divine right of kings; but people who had been reading such texts as "Where the spirit of the lord is, there is liberty," might very well have a different view of royal authority.
In the sixteenth-century absolute monarchy and the divine right of kings influenced the church.
Before war is declared, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
Worker tolerance for the divine right of kings and queens is nonexistent in today's workplace.