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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Kingdom

KING'DOM, noun [king and dom, jurisdiction.]

1. The territory or country subject to a king; an undivided territory under the dominion of a king or monarch. The foreign possessions of a king are not usually included in the term kingdom Thus we speak of the kingdom of England, of France or of Spain, without including the East or West Indies.

2. The inhabitants or population subject to a king. The whole kingdom was alarmed.

3. In natural history, a division; as the animal, vegetable and mineral kingdoms.

4. A region; a tract; the place where any thing prevails and holds sway; as the watery kingdom

5. In Scripture, the government or universal dominion of God. 1 Chronicles 29:11. Psalms 145:11.

6. The power of supreme administration. 1 Samuel 18:8.

7. A princely nation or state.

Ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests. Exodus 19:6.

8. Heaven. Matthew 26:29.

9. State of glory in heaven. Matthew 5:3.

10. The reign of the Messiah. Mat 3.

11. Government; rule; supreme administration.