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divine right

1. The belief that one's power as a ruler comes from, is assigned by, or is justified by a deity, usually the Christian God. The dictator espouses a divine right to rule the land, using the country's deep-seated religious beliefs to deflect criticism and attract supporters. The monarchy has always operated on the belief that its authority is derived from divine right, not the assent of its subjects.
2. An inherent and incontestable right (to something). Look, you may have worked here for a long time, but that doesn't give you some sort of divine right to be first in line for the promotion. People have a divine right to defend themselves from harm when threatened.
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to err is human (to forgive is divine)

proverb Being fallible and making mistakes is inherent to being a human, and forgiving such mistakes is a transcendent act. I know you're mad at your brother because he lied, but to err is human, you know. To forgive is divine.
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to err is human, to forgive divine

it is human nature to make mistakes yourself while finding it hard to forgive others. proverb
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