Etymology
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kingly (adj.)

late 14c., kyngly; see king (n.) + -ly (1). Related: Kingliness. Similar formation in German königlich, Old Frisian kenenglik, Danish kongelig.

updated on March 15, 2016

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Definitions of kingly from WordNet

kingly (adj.)
having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king;
symbolizing kingly power
the murder of his kingly guest
Synonyms: kinglike
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