constitutional-monarchy

constitutional monarchy


Origin:
1795–1805

constitutional monarch, noun
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constitutional monarchy
 
n
Also called: limited monarchy a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign

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constitutional monarchy definition


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.

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