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king

1. a male sovereign prince who is the official ruler of an independent state; monarch
2. any of four playing cards in a pack, one for each suit, bearing the picture of a king
3. the most important chess piece, although theoretically the weakest, being able to move only one square at a time in any direction
4. 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

1. BB, real name Riley B. King. born 1925, US blues singer and guitarist
2. Billie Jean (n?eMoffitt). born 1943, US tennis player: Wimbledon champion 1966--68, 1972--73, and 1975; US champion 1967, 1971--72, and 1974
3. Martin Luther. 1929--68, US Baptist minister and civil-rights leader. He advocated nonviolence in his campaigns against the segregation of Blacks in the South: assassinated: Nobel Peace Prize 1964
4. Stephen (Edwin). born 1947, US writer esp of horror novels; his books, many of which have been filmed, include Carrie (1974), The Shining (1977), Misery (1988), and Everything's Eventual (2002)
5. William Lyon Mackenzie. 1874--1950, Canadian Liberal statesman; prime minister (1921--26; 1926--30; 1935--48)

King

 

an island off the southeast coast of Australia, in Bass Strait. Area, 1,125 sq km. The island surface is a plain (elevation, to 213 m), which is composed primarily of friable marine and talus deposits. It is covered by dry eucalyptus forests. The island has deposits of tungsten ore.


King

 

(Russian korol’ derived from the name of Charlemagne), ruler of a monarchy with the status of a kingdom; the highest monarchical title after that of emperor.

The authority of the king (known among the Slavs as kniaz’ and among the Scandanavian peoples as konungc) arose during the period of the disappearance of the primitive communal system of social development, growing out of the authority of the tribal leaders. As class society began to be formed, kingship evolved from an institution of military democracy into one of state power. In the course of the settlement of the Germanic tribes on the territory of the Western Roman Empire, a series of “barbarian” kingdoms were formed, chief among them the kingdom of the Franks. After its dissolution, the rulers of France and Germany began to use the title of king. From the earliest Middle Ages, England (originally the states of the Anglo-Saxons) and a number of states in Spain also were known as kingdoms, as were, somewhat later, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Present-day kingdoms include Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, the Nether-lands, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia.

What does it mean when you dream about a king?

A king is a power symbol, either for good or for bad. In a dream a king may represent a boss, a father, or the dreamer.

Sihanouk's (King) Birthday (Former King's Birthday and King Sihamoni Coronation Day)

October 29-October 31
The celebration of former Norodom Sihanouk's birthday on October 31 has been combined with the October 29 anniversary of the coronation of his son, King Norodom Sihamoni. Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his son in 2004. This national holiday is also known as Former King's Birthday and King Sihamoni Coronation Day .
The three-day celebration is centered in Phnom Penh, around the Royal Palace. People from all over the country come to the capital city to watch parades, partake in cultural events, and see the elaborate fireworks display along the riverbank near the palace.
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King

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In African folklore, the king is said to be “the one who holds all life, human and cosmic, in his hands; the keystone of society and the universe.” In the modern world, we may not associate the king with ultimate power, knowledge, or wisdom. However, historically the mythical King was highly spiritual, was the center of the wheel of life and was said to have a regulatory function in the cosmos. Psychologically, the king and the queen are said to be the “archetypes of human perfection.” As a dream symbol, you can understand the king or queen in your dream by realizing that they represent your ability to achieve independence, self-understanding, and self-determination. They also represent inner wealth that will enable you to be your best and help you to reach your goals. Consciously, you may never have the desire to be a king or queen, but psychologically, these figures are symbolic of our highest potential and our desire to be the “king or queen” of our own world and our own lives. On rare occasions and depending on the details of the dream, the king and queen may represent a powerful force that is unkind and tyrannical.
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Moin deftly lays out the emerging models and differential claims of Isma'il I and Babur and how those inceptionary images shaped each dynasty's subsequent elaborations, manipulations, and problems with sacred kingship (pp.
What David realized through his kingship in a limited, temporal way, Christ consummated in an eternal way, for Christ's resurrection was his coronation day, the day when he gave the promises of David an eternal fulfillment (Acts 13:26-34; cf.
While this makes the book highly accessible for the reader or researcher who is interested in only one of the three, it is not a convenient structure for the reader who is primarily interested in the ways that their ideas about kingship as a reflection of the divine reflect or interact with each other.
The old "problem of [Merovingian] kingship resolved in a sacred project of integration and expansion" (242).
Yet Yahweh gave his people a king at a certain point and thereafter there were fierce controversies over kingship, which inflected discussions at the time of Christ.
In this reviewer's view, this volume is best designated by its subtitle, for the subject in view is kingship and the divine.
For that reason, on this feast of his kingship, the Gospel takes us to the Lucan Jesus hanging on the cross.
Whereas all the neighbors, who had no such lords and leaders, are gripped with fear when He acts, so Israel renders homage to Him as being the One to whom alone Kingship is due.
In the period immediately after Louis's death in 1270, those who first sought to preserve his memory focused on three aspects of Louis's life: piety, crusades, and kingship.
s OT theology does not achieve thematic unity around a notion of YHWH's kingship, nor is unquestioned adherence to one narrow school of biblical interpretation sufficient to unify that theology.
The political transition between an older, thoughtful king who hesitates to act based on his wisdom and the younger, physically stronger warrior rising to kingship through brutal engagement in warfare is one of the underlying pulses in Beowulf.
The Creation of Lancastrian Kingship is, then, a book for historians of poetry and historians of politics.