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 for Kingly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kingly \King"ly\, a. [Compar. Kinglier; superl. Kingliest.]
     Belonging to, suitable to, or becoming, a king;
     characteristic of, or resembling, a king; directed or
     administered by a king; monarchical; royal; sovereign; regal;
     august; noble; grand. "Kingly magnificence." --Sir P. Sidney.
     "A kingly government." --Swift. "The kingly couch." --Shak.
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           The kingliest kings are crowned with thorn. --G.
                                                    Massey.
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           Leave kingly backs to cope with kingly cares. --Cowper.
  
     Syn: Regal; royal; monarchical; imperial; august; sovereign;
          noble; splendid.
  
     Usage: Kingly, Regal. Kingly is Anglo-Saxon, and refers
            especially to the character of a king; regal is Latin,
            and now relates more to his office. The former is
            chiefly used of dispositions, feelings, and purposes
            which are kinglike; as, kingly sentiments; kingly
            condescension; " a kingly heart for enterprises."
            --Sir P. Sidney. The latter is oftener applied to
            external state, pomp, etc.; as, regal state, regal
            title, etc. This distinction is not observed by our
            early writers, but is gaining ground.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kingly \King"ly\, adv.
     In a kingly or kinglike manner. --Shak.
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           Low bowed the rest; he, kingly, did but nod. --Pore.
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     Note: Although this citation, one from Paradise Lost, and one
           from Shakespeare's ll4th Sonnet are given by
           lexicographers as examples of adverbial use, it is by
           no means clear that the word is not an adjective in
           each instance.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  kingly
      adj 1: having the rank of or resembling or befitting a king;
             "symbolizing kingly power"; "the murder of his kingly
             guest" [syn: kingly, kinglike]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "kingly":
     aristocratic, august, chivalrous, courtly, dignified, ducal,
     dynastic, exalted, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly,
     grand, grave, high, imperatorial, imperatorious, imperial,
     imperious, imposing, kinglike, knightly, ladylike, lordly,
     magisterial, majestic, masterful, monarchal, monarchial, monarchic,
     monarchical, noble, of gentle blood, of rank, patrician, powerful,
     princelike, princely, puissant, purple, queenlike, queenly,
     quite the lady, regal, royal, sedate, sober, solemn, sovereign,
     stately, statuesque, titled, venerable, worthy
  
  

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