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 (mŏn′ərk, -ärk′)
1. One who reigns over a state or territory, usually for life and by hereditary right, especially:
a. A sole and absolute ruler.
b. A sovereign, such as a king or empress, often with constitutionally limited authority: a constitutional monarch.
2. One that commands or rules: "I am monarch of all I survey" (William Cowper).
3. One that surpasses others in power or preeminence: "Mont Blanc is the monarch of the mountains" (Byron).
4. A monarch butterfly.

[Middle English monarke, from Old French monarque, from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhos : mono-, mono- + arkhein, to rule.]

mo·nar′chal (mə-när′kəl), mo·nar′chic (-kĭk), mo·nar′chi·cal (-kĭ-kəl) adj.
mo·nar′chal·ly, mo·nar′chi·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.monarchic - ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarchmonarchic - ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch; "monarchal government"; "monarchical systems"
undemocratic - not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals; "the union broke with its past undemocratic procedures"


adjmonarchisch; (= favouring monarchy)monarchistisch
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