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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Divine Right

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A claim on the part of kings, now all but extinct, though matter of keen debate at one time, that they derive their authority to rule direct from the Almighty, and are responsible to no inferior power, a right claimed especially on the part of and in behalf of the Bourbons in France and the Stuart dynasty in England, and the denial of which was regarded by them and their partisans as an outrage against the ordinance of very Heaven.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Divine Right'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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