Definition of kingcraft in US English:

kingcraft

noun

archaic
  • The art of ruling as a king, especially with reference to the use of clever or crafty diplomacy in dealing with subjects.

    • ‘These contrivances that I declare unto thee are legitimate means of kingcraft. They are not reckoned as methods fraught with deceit.’
    • ‘As Part Two evinced, Paine was much more than a talented popularizer of advanced ideas, a megaphone for the enlightenment project against kingcraft, lordcraft and priestcraft.’

Pronunciation

kingcraft

/ˈkiNGˌkraft//ˈkɪŋˌkræft/