DIVINE RIGHT: The doctrine that kings and queens have a God-given right to rule

DIVINE RIGHT

In the 18th Century a conflict arose over the ability of the  British Parliament to be able to govern over the monarch.   It highlighted a theory proposed that said that the monarch is established by God, and therefore has a Divine Right to rule. It wasn’t the first time the concept had been raised* but […]

OPINE: to express an opinion

It sounds like an old-fashioned word to me, but I love the word opine. (/oh-PINE/)  As you would have guessed, it means to offer one’s own opinion on something.  It isn’t a negative word; neither is it a positive word.  It is neutral.  It just describes the act of expressing an opinion. So, today is […]