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The Divine Comedy an epic poem, by Dante (c. 1309–20) describing his spiritual journey through Hell and Purgatory (with Virgil as guide) and finally to Paradise (with Beatrice as guide).

Divine Office in the Christian Church, the series of services of prayers and psalms said (or chanted) daily by Catholic priests, members of religious orders, and other clergy.

divine right of kings the doctrine that kings derive their authority from God not their subjects, from which it follows that rebellion is the worst of political crimes. It was enunciated in Britain in the 16th century under the Stuarts and is also associated with the absolutism of Louis XIV of France.


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