God Save the King

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Proper noun[edit]

God Save the King

  1. The national anthem of the United Kingdom when the current monarch is a king.

Interjection[edit]

God Save the King!

  1. (Britain, Canada) An expression of one’s patriotism and hope for the long life of the monarch, especially in his presence.
  2. (Britain) A formal statement at the end of many proclamations issued by the King or in his name.

Usage notes[edit]

Used in countries of the British Commonwealth and historically in countries of the former British Empire.