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monarchism

[mon-er-kiz-uh m] /ˈmɒn ərˌkɪz əm/
noun
1.
the principles of monarchy.
2.
advocacy of monarchical rule.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; monarch(y) + -ism; compare French monarchisme, German Monarchismus
Related forms
monarchist, noun, adjective
monarchistic, adjective
antimonarchism, noun
antimonarchist, noun, adjective
antimonarchistic, adjective
nonmonarchist, noun
nonmonarchistic, adjective
promonarchist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the web for monarchism
  • Enlightened despotism, guided capitalism, commercial monarchism-these are more suitable labels.
  • More deeply, the ideas that underpin monarchism would appear to enjoy scant support.
Word Origin and History for monarchism
n.

from French monarchisme, from monarchie (see monarchy).

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