constitutional monarchy

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constitutional monarchy

n.
A monarchy in which the powers of the ruler are restricted to those granted under the constitution and laws of the nation.

constitutional monarchy

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign. Also called: limited monarchy

constitutional monarchy

a system in which the powers of a monarch are defined and limited by law.
See also: Government
Translations
konstitutionelle Monarchie

constitutional monarchy

nmonarchia costituzionale
References in classic literature ?
What private man in England is worse off than the constitutional monarch? We deny him all privacy; he may not marry whom he chooses, consort with whom he prefers, dress according to his taste, or live where he pleases.
It had been a speech such as only constitutional monarchs deliver.
Queen Elizabeth is officially Head of State with a royal prerogative but she is also 'a constitutional monarch' whose powers are subject to the will of her prime minister and parliamentary laws.
The coup saw the formation of a military government under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who progressed from a constitutional monarch to an authoritarian one who relied heavily on United States' support to hold on to power until his own overthrow in February 1979.
The amendment made to a provision in the Federal Constitution had terminated the role of the Yang-di-Pertuan Agong from that of a constitutional monarch to that of a mere rubber stamp, the Federal Court heard today.
"Long live the king!" shouted well-wishers who lined roads for hours under the blazing sun and well into the night, hoping for a glimpse of the constitutional monarch who is revered in Thai culture as a living deity.
Crowds of Thai people lined roads under Bangkok's blazing sun on Sunday for the royal procession of newly crowned King Maha Vajiralongkorn, hoping to get a glimpse of the constitutional monarch who is revered in Thai culture as a living deity.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66, became the constitutional monarch after the death of his much-loved father in 2016.
The King decided to give executive power to the agitating force and remained as a constitutional monarch.
He hailed the pioneering reform process, led by HM the King, recalling the National Action Charter which was endorsed in 2001 by a sweeping 98.4 per cent of the votes, paving the way for the establishment of the constitutional monarch and heralding a new era of development and democratic strides, respect of human rights, political and liberties, national unity as well as peaceful coexistence between religions, cultures and civilisations.
Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's supreme good sense was to realize that a 'contemporary constitutional monarch' needs a good, all-around education much more than any form of special training," Holden wrote.

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