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Definition of divine right noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    divine right

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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. 2a right that somebody thinks they have to do something, without needing to ask anyone else No player has a divine right to be in this team.
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