administrative kingship

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administrative kingship (uncountable)

  1. The government of a country by a sovereign via a formally constituted bureaucracy.
    • 2002 Marta Van Landingham - Transforming the State: king, court and political culture in the realms of Aragon (1213-1387)
      To study, therefore, the turbulent processes that led to the development of administrative kingship, to the proto-bureaucratization of the royal court, is to study the medieval state.