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The divine right of kings. The notion that kings reign by divine right, quite independent of the people’s will. This notion arose from the Old Testament Scriptures, where kings are calledGod’s anointed,” because they were God’s vicars on earth, when the Jews changed their theocracy for a monarchy.        

“The right divine of kings to govern wrong.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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