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1An informal title of: Louis XIV, King of France from 1643 to 1715.
2A person who (or occasionally a thing which) has a dominance or pre-eminence comparable to that of Louis XIV.
Mid 19th century. From French roi soleil, informal title of Louis XIV of France, lit. ‘sun king’ from roi + soleil sun, with allusion to a heraldic device used by the king.
roi soleil/ˌrwɑː sɒˈleɪ/
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