Kingdom

Definition of Kingdom

King´dom
n.1.The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom.
- Ps. cxiv. 13.
When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his father, he strengthened himself.
- 2 Chron. xxi. 4.
2.The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or has control.
Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.
- Shak.
You're welcome,
Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom.
- Shak.
3.An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology, the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for classification.
Animal kingdom
See under Animal.
Kingdom of God
a - The universe.
b - That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged sovereign.
c - The authority or dominion of God.
Mineral kingdom
See under Mineral.
United Kingdom
See under United.
Vegetable kingdom
See under Vegetable.

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