king of kings

Definition of king of kings

:a monarch having other monarchs under him: such as
a :an earthly sovereign
  • this forthright declaration by the king of kings … forms a fitting conclusion to the long story of Justinian's wars
  • —P. N. Ure
b King of kings or King of Kings :god, christ
  • the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords
  • —1 Timothy 6:15 (Revised Standard Version)
  • the deity is treated as the King of Kings
  • —D. S. Sarma

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Origin and Etymology of king of kings

Middle English king of kinges


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