divine right - definition and synonyms

noun [singular] 

Your browser doesn’t support HTML5 audio

  1. 1
    in the past, the idea that a king or queen ruled because of a right given by God so that they could not be opposed or removed from power
  2. 2
    a right that you think you have that allows you to do what you want, even if it harms or upsets other people

    They seem to think they have a divine right to stage the next Olympics.