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divine right in Politics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdivine rightdiˌvine ˈright noun [singular] 🔊 🔊 1 PPthe right given to a king or queen by God to rule a country, that in former times could not be opposed2 informalWANT the right to do what you want without having to ask permission 🔊 Being my wife doesn’t give you the divine right to read my mail.
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divine rightI had a divine right and a solemn duty to warn them, but failed miserably.Some bicyclists apparently think they have a divine right to ride wherever they want.At a stroke the party managers and fixers have lost their assumption of a divine right to power.Constantine was declared to be Emperor by divine right.Both acts are morally wrong - Edward should not have abused his divine right and curried favour by dishing out peerages.Anglican clergymen busied themselves with preaching up theories of divine right and non-resistance.James sought to reassert the divine right of kings, and Parliament combined against him.