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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Of course, the Protestation was not without controversy, and suffered severe criticism from moderates and constitutional royalists who sought to highlight the Protestation's promise to defend the king.
Smith studies this triumvirate, together with the lesser-known figure of Sir John Strangways, as one of three groups of constitutional royalists who make up the subject of his book.
Of the three groups, it is the hitherto neglected peers who are most fully covered, with somewhat less attention being paid (except in the Restoration aftermath) to Hyde and his allies, and the eight "third-string" constitutional royalists largely lumped together in one chapter on theory.
The next chapter examines the convergence of the constitutional royalists in the period up to 1642, beginning with the first division of the Long Parliament over the issue of root-and-branch reformation and the attack on the bishops.
The differences between the future constitutional royalists and other former critics of Charles and Laud are the essence of the study, covered in Part II.

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