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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English kinghod, equivalent to king +‎ -hood.

NounEdit

kinghood (usually uncountable, plural kinghoods)

  1. The quality or state of being a king; kingship.
    • 1922, Charles Sylvester, Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5[1]:
      King am I, whatsoever be their cry; And one last act of kinghood shalt thou see Yet, ere I pass."
  2. The state of being a king.
    • (Can we date this quote?), G. K. Chesterton, The New Jerusalem[2]:
      Everything about him suggests it; from his first conversion from the imperial to the papal (and popular) cause, to his great refusal of the kinghood of the city he had taken; "I will not wear a crown of gold where my Master wore a crown of thorns."