What is king?

Some articles on king, kings:

Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Election of The Kings
... Whenever a king died, Rome entered a period of interregnum ... of the state would devolve to the Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... serve for a period of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
Jehoram
... Jehoram of Israel or Joram, the King of Israel Jehoram of Judah, the King of Judah The son of Toi, King of Hamath who was sent by his father to congratulate David on the occasion of his victory over ...
Zugzwang Required To Win
... These include rook (and king) versus king checkmate two bishops versus king checkmate two knights versus pawn checkmate Bishop and knight checkmate queen versus rook queen versus knight queen versus two ... In addition, zugzwang is required in many king and pawn versus king endgames in order to force promotion of the pawn and in other king and pawn endgames with ...
Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious Revolution French Revolution Trienio Liberal First ... The name "Convention" was chosen because only the King could call a Parliament, although as William had been appointed de facto regent by the peers the Convention could be argued to be, strictly speaking, a ... he still had many followers, and William feared that the king might return, relegating William to the role of a mere regent, an outcome which was unacceptable to him ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Chief Judge
... The king's imperium both granted him military powers and qualified him to pronounce legal judgment in all cases as the chief justice of Rome ... This made the king supreme in times of both war and peace ... While some writers believed there was no appeal from the king's decisions, others believed that a proposal for appeal could be brought before the king by any patrician during a meeting of the Curiate Assembly ...

More definitions of "king":

  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
  • (noun): A checker that has been moved to the opponent's first row where it is promoted to a piece that is free to move either forward or backward.
  • (noun): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch
  • (noun): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B King
  • (noun): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    Upon Saint Crispin’s day
    Fought was this noble fray,
    Which fame did not delay
    To England to carry.
    On when shall Englishmen
    With such acts fill a pen,
    Or England breed again
    Such a King Harry?
    Michael Drayton (1563–1631)

    I don’t think Dr. King helped racial harmony, I think he helped racial justice. What I profess to do is help the oppressed and if I cause a load of discomfort in the white community and the black community, that in my opinion means I’m being effective, because I’m not trying to make them comfortable. The job of an activist is to make people tense and cause social change.
    Al, Reverend Sharpton (b. 1954)

    Dear Brand: You love laughing; there is a king dead; can you help coming to town?
    Horace Walpole (1717–1797)