/king"deuhm/, n.1. a state or government having a king or queen as its head.2. anything conceived as constituting a realm or sphere of independent action or control: the kingdom of thought.3. a realm or province of nature, esp. one of the three broad divisions of natural objects: the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms.4. Biol. a taxonomic category of the highest rank, grouping together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common: in the five-kingdom classification scheme adopted by many biologists, separate kingdoms are assigned to animals (Animalia), plants (Plantae), fungi (Fungi), protozoa and eucaryotic algae (Protista), and bacteria and blue-green algae (Monera).5. the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ.6. the domain over which the spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ extends, whether in heaven or on earth.[bef. 1000; ME; OE cyningdom. See KING, -DOM]Syn. 1. KINGDOM, MONARCHY, REALM refer to the state or domain ruled by a king or queen. A KINGDOM is a governmental unit ruled by a king or queen: the kingdom of Norway. A MONARCHY is primarily a form of government in which a single person is sovereign; it is also the type of power exercised by the monarch: This kingdom is not an absolute monarchy. A REALM is the domain, including the subjects, over which the king has jurisdiction; figuratively, a sphere of power or influence: the laws of the realm. 2. dominion, empire, domain.
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