A king or monarch is the person who heads a monarchy. This is a form of government in which a state or polity is ruled or controlled by an individual who typically inherits the throne by birth and occasionally rules for life or until abdication. Monarchs may be autocrats (absolute monarchy) or ceremonial heads of state who exercise little or no power or only reserve power, with actual authority vested in a parliament or other body (constitutional monarchy).

King is also the title given to the ruler of a goblin society. Unlike human kings, however, the title of king is earned by the goblin who is the greatest silversmith. As such, a goblin king works no less than his subjects, only more skillfully. Known kings include Ragnuk the First, who ruled during Godric Gryffindor's lifetime.[1]

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