noun[mass noun] archaic
The art of ruling as a king, especially with reference to the use of clever or crafty diplomacy in dealing with subjects.
More example sentences
- As Part Two evinced, Paine was much more than a talented popularizer of advanced ideas, a megaphone for the enlightenment project against kingcraft, lordcraft and priestcraft.
- These contrivances that I declare unto thee are legitimate means of kingcraft. They are not reckoned as methods fraught with deceit.
Definition of kingcraft in:
- The US English dictionary