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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History and Etymology for king of kings

Middle English king of kinges

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“King of kings.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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