- The quality or state of being a king; kingship.
- 1922, Charles Sylvester, Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 5:
- King am I, whatsoever be their cry; And one last act of kinghood shalt thou see Yet, ere I pass."
- The state of being a king.
- (Can we date this quote?), G. K. Chesterton, The New Jerusalem:
- 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."