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mon·ar·chy

 (mŏn′ər-kē, -är′-)
n. pl. mon·ar·chies
1. Government by a monarch.
2. A state ruled or headed by a monarch.

[Middle English monarchie, from Old French, from Latin monarchia, from Greek monarkhiā, from monarkhos, monarch; see monarch.]

mo·nar′chi·al (mə-när′kē-əl) adj.

monarchy

(ˈmɒnəkɪ)
n, pl -chies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country reigned over by a king, prince, or other monarch

mon•ar•chy

(ˈmɒn ər ki)

n., pl. -chies.
1. a government or state in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
3. the fact or state of being a monarchy.
[1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin < Greek]

monarchy

1. a governmental system in which supreme power is actually or nominally held by a monarch.
2. supreme power and authority held by one person; autocracy. — monarchie, monarchical, adj.
See also: Government

monarchy

A form of government headed by a hereditary ruler, such as a king or queen, or a country with this form of government.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monarchy - an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authoritymonarchy - an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
parliamentary monarchy - a monarchy having a parliament
kingdom - a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
empire - a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

monarchy

noun
1. sovereignty, despotism, autocracy, kingship, absolutism, royalism, monocracy a debate on the future of the monarchy
2. kingdom, empire, realm, principality The country was a monarchy until 1973.
Translations
الحُكومه المَلَكيهمَلْكِيةٌ
monarchie
monarki
monarkia
monarhija
monarchia
konungsríki; einvaldsríki; konungsveldi
君主制
군주제
monarchija
monarchia
monarhija
monarki
การปกครองโดยมีพระมหากษัตริย์เป็นประมุข
chế độ quân chủ

monarchy

[ˈmɒnəkɪ] Nmonarquía f

monarchy

[ˈmɒnərki] n
(= system) → monarchie f
when France was a monarchy → lorsque la France était une monarchie
the monarchy (= royal family) → la monarchie

monarchy

nMonarchie f

monarchy

[ˈmɒnəkɪ] nmonarchia

monarch

(ˈmonək) noun
a king, queen, emperor, or empress.
ˈmonarchyplural ˈmonarchies noun
(a country etc that has) government by a monarch.

monarchy

مَلْكِيةٌ monarchie monarki Monarchie μοναρχία monarquía monarkia monarchie monarhija monarchia 君主制 군주제 monarchie monarki monarchia monarquia монархия monarki การปกครองโดยมีพระมหากษัตริย์เป็นประมุข kraliyet chế độ quân chủ 君主国
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The young man was tried and convicted of the crime; but either the circumstantial nature of the evidence, and possibly some lurking doubts in the breast of the executive, or" lastly--an argument of greater weight in a republic than it could have been under a monarchy,--the high respectability and political influence of the criminal's connections, had availed to mitigate his doom from death to perpetual imprisonment.
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Th' infernal Serpent; he it was, whose guile Stird up with Envy and Revenge, deceiv'd The Mother of Mankinde, what time his Pride Had cast him out from Heav'n, with all his Host Of Rebel Angels, by whose aid aspiring To set himself in Glory above his Peers, He trusted to have equal'd the most High, If he oppos'd; and with ambitious aim Against the Throne and Monarchy of God Rais'd impious War in Heav'n and Battel proud With vain attempt.
But Matilda, though of the royal Saxon blood, was not the heir to the monarchy.
The grandfathers of 1876 were fond of telling how Webster opposed taking Texas and Oregon into the Union; how George Washington advised against including the Mississippi River; and how Monroe warned Congress that a country that reached from the Atlantic to the Middle West was "too extensive to be governed but by a despotic monarchy.
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Being subjects either of an absolute or limited monarchy, they have endeavored to heighten the advantages, or palliate the evils of those forms, by placing in comparison the vices and defects of the republican, and by citing as specimens of the latter the turbulent democracies of ancient Greece and modern Italy.
An oppressed class under the sway of the feudal nobility, an armed and self-governing association in the mediaeval commune; here independent urban republic (as in Italy and Germany), there taxable "third estate" of the monarchy (as in France), afterwards, in the period of manufacture proper, serving either the semi-feudal or the absolute monarchy as a counterpoise against the nobility, and, in fact, corner-stone of the great monarchies in general, the bourgeoisie has at last, since the establishment of Modern Industry and of the world-market, conquered for itself, in the modern representative State, exclusive political sway.
The chevalier died with the monarchy, in August, 1830.
Observe," said Villefort, smiling, "I do not mean to deny that both these men were revolutionary scoundrels, and that the 9th Thermidor and the 4th of April, in the year 1814, were lucky days for France, worthy of being gratefully remembered by every friend to monarchy and civil order; and that explains how it comes to pass that, fallen, as I trust he is forever, Napoleon has still retained a train of parasitical satellites.
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