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The sentence I'm trying to understand is:

King David came to battle with his army.

Is King an adjective or a noun? Kingly David would clearly be an adjective and "The King came to battle" would be a noun, but when used as "Title Given-Name" is the title part of the noun, a proper-noun or just an adjective?

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I would treat "King David" the same as I would treat "Mr. Thurston Howell III", as a proper name that happens to include an honorific.  The entire structure works as a single open-form compound word.

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