- The king's dignity, his kingliness; kingly rule or government.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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cynedóm — m ( es/ as) royal dignity, kingly rule, government; royal ordinance or law; kingdom (kindom), royal possessions [also cyningcynedóm] … Old to modern English dictionary
céosan — céosan1 sv/t2 3rd pres cíesþ past céas/curon ptp gecoren 1. to choose, seek out, select, elect; (1) to choose a person as lord; (2) céosan tó to choose as, elect to an office; man céas Amwi munuc tó abbode monk Amwi was chosen as abbot; 1a. to… … Old to modern English dictionary
kingdom — (n.) O.E. cyningdom; see KING (Cf. king) + DOM (Cf. dom). Cognate with O.S. kuningdom, M.Du. koninghdom, O.N. konungdomr. The usual O.E. word was cynedom; Middle English also had kingrick (for second element, see REICHSTAG (Cf. Reichstag)). Meani … Etymology dictionary