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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Adonijah
    my Lord is Jehovah. (1.) The fourth son of David (2 Sam. 3:4).
    After the death of his elder brothers, Amnon and Absalom, he
    became heir-apparent to the throne. But Solomon, a younger
    brother, was preferred to him. Adonijah, however, when his
    father was dying, caused himself to be proclaimed king. But
    Nathan and Bathsheba induced David to give orders that Solomon
    should at once be proclaimed and admitted to the throne.
    Adonijah fled and took refuge at the altar, and received pardon
    for his conduct from Solomon on the condition that he showed
    himself "a worthy man" (1 Kings 1:5-53). He afterwards made a
    second attempt to gain the throne, but was seized and put to
    death (1 Kings 2:13-25).
      (2.) A Levite sent with the princes to teach the book of the
    law to the inhabitants of Judah (2 Chr. 17:8).
      (3.) One of the "chiefs of the people" after the Captivity
    (Neh. 10:16).

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Adonijah, the Lord is my master