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Definition of divine right noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


    divine right

    [uncountable, singular]
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  1. 1(in the past) the belief that the right of a king or queen to rule comes directly from God rather than from the agreement of the people
  2. 2 a right that someone thinks they have to do something, without needing to ask anyone else No player has a divine right to be on this team.
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