What is King?

Some articles on king, kings:

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 ...
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 ... 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 more pawns (Müller Pajeken 2008173) ...
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 ...
Roman Kingdom - Monarchy - Election of The Kings
... Whenever a king died, Rome entered a period of interregnum ... Supreme power of the state would devolve to the Senate, which was responsible for finding a new king ... of five days with the sole purpose of nominating the next king of Rome ...
Glorious Revolution - William and Mary Made Joint Monarchs
... Regency Universal Central concepts Monarch Monarchy Divine right of kings Mandate of Heaven History Magna Carta Foundation of the Ottoman Empire Glorious Revolution ... 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 ... James had fled the country, 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 ...

More definitions of "King":

  • (noun): One of the four playing cards in a deck bearing the picture of a king.
  • (noun): United States guitar player and singer of the blues (born in 1925).
    Synonyms: B. B. King, Riley B King
  • (noun): (chess) the weakest but the most important piece.
  • (noun): A male sovereign; ruler of a kingdom.
    Synonyms: male monarch
  • (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): Preeminence in a particular category or group or field.
    Example: "The lion is the king of beasts"

Famous quotes containing the word king:

    In a few years there will be only five kings in the world—the King of England and the four kings in a pack of cards.
    Farouk I (1920–1965)

    Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?
    Henry II, King (1133–1189)

    An illiterate king is a crowned ass.
    —Medieval English proverb.

    Said by the chronicler William of Malmesbury to have been much used by King Henry I of England (1068-1135)