god-king

noun

Definition of god-king

: a human ruler believed to be a god or to possess godlike powers or qualities the absolutist god-kings of Asia Minor and Egypt— Weston La Barre

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First Known Use of god-king

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“God-king.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/god-king. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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