absolute monarchy

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absolute monarchy

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a monarchy without constitutional limits. Compare constitutional monarchy
References in classic literature ?
But, independent of these inducements to war, which are more prevalent in absolute monarchies, but which well deserve our attention, there are others which affect nations as often as kings; and some of them will on examination be found to grow out of our relative situation and circumstances.
Not many absolute monarchies are left, most of them
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain have accused Qatar of harbouring their opponents - including political Islamists such as the Muslim Brotherhood, which is viewed as a particular threat by the absolute monarchies - and giving them a platform on the Al Jazeera satellite channel, which is funded by the Qatari state.
The country, known as one of the worlds last remaining absolute monarchies, scored 88.
This shows that in absolute monarchies -- ie most countries in the Gulf region -- serious reforms are even more difficult than elsewhere.
There are just seven absolute monarchies in the world today.