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 warsP. N. Ure
b
King of kings or King of Kings : god, christ
the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords1 Timothy 6:15 (Revised Standard Version)
the deity is treated as the King of KingsD. S. Sarma

Word History

Etymology

Middle English king of kinges

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“King of kings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/king%20of%20kings. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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