Divine Right of Kings Law and Legal Definition

Divine Right of Kings is a long-abandoned tenet of the law which formed the basis of the absolute authority of kings and queens. According to this a doctrine the kings derive their right to rule directly from God and are accountable only to God. The king is thus not subject to the will of his people, the aristocracy, or any other estate of the realm, including the church. As only God can judge an unjust king, it was presumed that the king can do no wrong.