Sentence Examples

  • System of succession left the headship open to the ambitious, and was a frequent source of strife both in families and between the clans.
  • As such he became the recognized spiritual head of all the Mahommedans of west central Sudan, a headship which his successors retained unimpaired, even after the loss of their temporal position to the British in 1903.
  • A son of the Church, a protector of bishops, a president of councils, a collector of relics, devoted to Boniface (whom he invited, as papal legate, to reform the clergy of Austrasia), he astutely accepted the new claims of the vicar of St Peter to the headship of the Church, perceiving the value of an alliance with this rising power.
  • When !Elbert was appointed archbishop of York in 766, Alcuin succeeded him in the headship of the episcopal school.
  • However the domestic problems in the United Kingdom might be solved, the future of the greatness of the English throne lay with its headship of an empire, loyal to the core, over which the sun never sets.

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