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Definition of "kingdom" []

  • A political or territorial unit ruled by a sovereign. (noun)
  • The eternal spiritual sovereignty of God or Christ. (noun)
  • The realm of this sovereignty. (noun)
  • A realm or sphere in which one thing is dominant: the kingdom of the imagination. (noun)
  • One of the three main divisions (animal, vegetable, and mineral) into which natural organisms and objects are classified. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kingdom" in a sentence
  • "By _keys of the kingdom of heaven_, thus apprehend, Christ promiseth and giveth not the sword _of the kingdom_, any secular power; nor the sceptre _of the kingdom_, any sovereign, lordly, magisterial power over the Church."
  • "Christ's coming to take the kingdom, will be given, and witnesses of the truth of Christianity, which cannot be disputed, suddenly arise, to the surprize and confusion of scoffing sinners; multitudes of whom will be swept off by desolating judgments to prepare the way for "the people of the saints of the most high, _whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom_.""
  • ""The saints of the most high shall take the kingdom, and _possess the kingdom for ever, even forever and ever_ -- and the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most high, _whose kingdom is an ever lasting kingdom_, and all dominion shall serve and obey him.""