absolute monarchy


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absolute monarchy

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a monarchy without constitutional limits. Compare constitutional monarchy
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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.
At this stage, therefore, the proletarians do not fight their enemies, but the enemies of their enemies, the remnants of absolute monarchy, the landowners, the non-industrial bourgeois, the petty bourgeoisie.
In reality, I know but of one solid objection to absolute monarchy.
Iranian people toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 39 years ago, ending 2,500 years of absolute monarchy in the country.
In Brunei Darussalam, an absolute monarchy, the insurance regulator is the deputy managing director of the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), which is under the Ministry of Finance.
It was King Mohammed V who changed Morocco's absolute monarchy into a constitutional monarchy.
There was extra lunacy in this funpacked finale, thanks to the arrival of a special guest - Camilla needed one world leader to back the absolute monarchy plan, as she believed the whole of the United Nations would then fall in line: "What nutter would do that?
With the PM in a coma and a recently discovered Magna Carta (verified by the Antiques Roadshow team) that states there should be an absolute monarchy, Prince Charles (Harry Enfield) admirably steps up for the job.
The new constitution is the Southeast Asian country's 20th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932 and critics say it will still give the generals a powerful say over Thai politics for years, if not decades.
However, critics have said the amendments move Jordan closer to being an absolute monarchy, rather than a constitutional monarchy, rolling back the promise of reforms during the 2011 regional uprisings which King Abdullah said would eventually limit his powers as King.
This was Malacanang's reaction as a new stream of presidential aspirants trooped to the poll body Tuesday-including a farmer who wants to create a divine government, a teacher favoring absolute monarchy with unlimited power from God, and a missionary with a nickname of Archangel Lucifer.
The country has witnessed numerous instances of fresh constitutions being drafted since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932.