The distinction of the title of "king" from "sultan" or "emir" in oriental monarchies is largely stylistics; the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar, the State of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are also categorised as absolute monarchies.In Eastern Europe, the Kievan Rus' consolidated into the Grand Duchy of Moscow, which did not technically claim the status of kingdom until the early modern Tsardom of Russia.
American clergyman and civil rights leader.The titles of King of the Germans and King of the Romans were non-landed titles held by the Emperor-elect (sometimes during the lifetime of the previous Emperor, sometimes not although there were anti-Kings at various points; Arles and Italy were either held directly by the.The chess piece so called from early 15c.; the playing card from 1560s; use in checkers/draughts first recorded 1820.
Historical Examples of king King Henry often looked in on these matches, and did honour to the winners.30), checkmate draughts a piece that has moved entirely across the board and has been crowned, after which it may move backwards as well as forwards king of kings God a title of any of various oriental monarchs verb (tr) to make (someone) a king.Cornet player, bandleader, and composer: pioneer in jazz.
The female equivalent is queen regnant, 1 while the title of queen on its own usually refers to the consort of a king.Verb Phrases king it, to play the king; behave in an imperious or pretentious manner: He kinged it over all the other kids on the block.
The Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires technically contained various Kingdoms ( Hungary, Bohemia, Dalmatia, Illyria, LombardyVenetia and Galicia and Lodomeria, as well as the Kingdoms of Croatia and Slavonia which were themselves subordinate titles to the Hungarian Kingdom and which were merged as Croatia-Slavonia in 1868.For other uses, see, king (disambiguation).Form influenced in Old French by olivier "olive tree." Online Etymology Dictionary, 2010 Douglas Harper Idioms and Phrases with king king In addition to the idiom beginning with king, also see live like a king.