|Also called: limited monarchy a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
A form of national government in which the power of the monarch (the king or queen) is restrained by a parliament, by law, or by custom. Several nations, especially in modern times, have passed from absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy, including Belgium, Britain, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.