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kingdom

noun [C] uk   /ˈkɪŋ.dəm/ us  
B2 a country ruled by a king or queen: the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandRepublics and kingdoms an area that is controlled by a particular person or where a particular quality is important: the kingdom of God/Heaven the kingdom of loveRange and limits literary an area of activity: the kingdom of the theatre the kingdoms of the mindTopics and areas of interest C2 one of the groups that natural things can be divided into, depending on their type: the animal/plant kingdomClassifying and creating order
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