kingdom of god


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kingdom \King"dom\, n. [AS. cyningd[=o]m. See 2d King, and
   -dom.]
   1. The rank, quality, state, or attributes of a king; royal
      authority; sovereign power; rule; dominion; monarchy.
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            Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom. --Ps. cxiv.
                                                  13.
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            When Jehoram was risen up to the kingdom of his
            father, he strengthened himself.      --2 Chron.
                                                  xxi. 4.
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   2. The territory or country subject to a king or queen; the
      dominion of a monarch; the sphere in which one is king or
      has control.
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            Unto the kingdom of perpetual night.  --Shak.
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            You're welcome,
            Most learned reverend sir, into our kingdom. --Shak.
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   3. An extensive scientific division distinguished by leading
      or ruling characteristics; a principal division; a
      department; as, the mineral kingdom. In modern biology,
      the division of life into five kingdoms is widely used for
      classification. "The animal and vegetable kingdoms."
                                                  --Locke.
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   Animal kingdom. See under Animal.

   Kingdom of God.
      (a) The universe.
      (b) That spiritual realm of which God is the acknowledged
          sovereign.
      (c) The authority or dominion of God.

   Mineral kingdom. See under Mineral.

   United Kingdom. See under United.

   Vegetable kingdom. See under Vegetable.

   Syn: Realm; empire; dominion; monarchy; sovereignty; domain.
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