Kingdom

King"dom

(?), n. [AS. cyningdm. See 2d King, and -dom.] 1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
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Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
Ps. cxiv. 13.
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When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself.
2 Chron. xxi. 4.
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2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.
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Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.
Shak.
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You're welcome,
Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom.
Shak.
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3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification. "The animal and vegetable kingdoms." Locke.
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Animal kingdom. See under Animal. -- Kingdom of God. (a) The universe. (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign. (c) The authority or dominion of God. -- Mineral kingdom. See under Mineral. -- United Kingdom. See under United. -- Vegetable kingdom. See under Vegetable.

Syn. -- Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.
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