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
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Whatever the situation, opportunites to strengthen the constitutional monarchies should not be missed, nor opportunities to advance authoritarian monarchies to constitutional ones.
Monarchies, on the other hand, have the additional option of a transition to constitutional monarchies in which they fade away in terms of the exercise of power while maintaining considerable prestige, popularity, and relevance.
Let's assume that the most optimistic scenario is realized--that within free years most Middle Eastern states will be either constitutional monarchies or full-fledged democracies.
They are all modern constitutional monarchies in countries where the majority of the people of those nations have absolutely no intention of removing their monarchy because of the benefits they recognise they derive from it.
Under the constitutional monarchies of 1815-1848, when leadership, as under Napoleon I, fell to a combination of aristocratic and middle-class "notables," theater women were represented as "magdalenes": sinners who could be redeemed through love and the embracing of domestic virtues.
Such a constitution may be `written' and codified, as indeed it is in the vast majority of the constitutional monarchies of the modern world.
Today by contrast, although the majority of states in Europe are republics, all of the monarchies which have survived are without doubt constitutional monarchies.
Britain is the prototype of modern constitutional monarchies for two main reasons.

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