kingdom

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English kingdom, kyngdom, from Old English cyningdōm, equivalent to king +‎ -dom. Cognate with Scots kingdom, West Frisian keuningdom, Dutch koningdom, German Königtum, Danish kongedømme, Swedish kungadöme, Icelandic konungdómur.

Noun[edit]

kingdom (plural kingdoms)

  1. A nation having as supreme ruler a king and/or queen.
  2. (biology, taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below domain and above phylum; a taxon at that rank (e.g. the plant kingdom, the animal kingdom)

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