Definition of divine right
: the right of a sovereign to rule as set forth by the theory of government that holds that a monarch receives the right to rule directly from God and not from the people
Examples of divine right in a sentence
He ruled by divine right.
My boss seems to think he has a divine right to order people around.
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DIVINE RIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of divine right for English Language Learners
: the right that is supposedly given to a king or queen by God to rule a country
: the right to do or have something without having to ask permission
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