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absolute monarchy
 
n
Compare constitutional monarchy a monarchy without constitutional limits

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Main Entry:  absolute monarchy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a government determined solely by the ruler; also called despotic monarchy
Example:  Unions are demanding reform of Africa's last absolute monarchy.
Usage:  politics
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absolute monarchy definition


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.

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Example sentences
Even in an absolute monarchy, public sensitivities and political alliances cannot be ignored.
So a real absolute monarchy is replacing our republic step by step.
It had an absolute monarchy with supernatural powers and a dynastic succession in place.
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