absolute-monarchy

absolute monarchy

noun
a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.
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absolute monarchy
 
n
Compare constitutional monarchy a monarchy without constitutional limits

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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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