monarchize

monarchize

(ˈmɒnəˌkaɪz) or

monarchise

vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (intr) to carry out the duties or functions of a monarch
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to reign over or command as a monarch
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to turn into a monarchy
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In a return to Alastor, Shelley describes "old anatomies" laughing "from their dead eyes," who "reassume the delegated power, / Arrayed in which those worms did monarchize, / Who made this earth their charnel" (TL, 484-505).
That rounds the mortal temples of a king keeps Death his court; and there the antick sits, scoffing his state and grinning at his pomp; allowing him a breath, a little scene, to monarchize, be fear'd, and kill with looks, infusing him with self and vain conceit as if this flesh which walls about our life were brass impregnable; and, humour'd thus, comes at the last, and with a little pin bores through his castle wall, and farewell, king
Anything worthy to be call'd statesmanship in the Old World, I should say, among the advanced students, adepts, or men of any brains, does not debate to-day whether to hold on, attempting to lean back and monarchize, or to look forward and democratize--but how, and in what degree and part, most prudently to democratize.