France, after all, transitioned from absolute monarchy by way of the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror.
Some have called for an appointed government and even a return to absolute monarchy.
As an absolute monarchy there was comfort in an Arab world of other autocracies.
He contended for the absolute monarchy of the King of England.
A representative government may be as despotic as an absolute monarchy.
The story I am about to relate is a narrative of the transformation of a confederacy into an absolute monarchy.
Originally this gigantic tropical empire was an "absolute monarchy."
With respect, however, to absolute monarchy, it presents an inherent and invincible tendency to revolution.
Government is an absolute monarchy, limited by powerful customs.
The Revolution effected the transformation of limited monarchy into absolute monarchy.
Rule by one person — a monarch, usually a king or a queen — whose actions are restricted neither by written law nor by custom; a system different from a constitutional monarchy and from a republic. Absolute monarchy persisted in France until 1789 and in Russia until 1917.