monarchism

[mon-er-kiz-uhm]
noun
1.
the principles of monarchy.
2.
advocacy of monarchical rule.

Origin:
1830–40; monarch(y) + -ism; compare French monarchisme, German Monarchismus

monarchist, noun, adjective
monarchistic, adjective
antimonarchism, noun
antimonarchist, noun, adjective
antimonarchistic, adjective
nonmonarchist, noun
nonmonarchistic, adjective
promonarchist, noun, adjective
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monarch (ˈmɒnək)
 
n
1.  a sovereign head of state, esp a king, queen, or emperor, who rules usually by hereditary right
2.  a supremely powerful or pre-eminent person or thing
3.  Also called: milkweed a large migratory butterfly, Danaus plexippus, that has orange-and-black wings and feeds on the milkweed plant: family Danaidae
 
[C15: from Late Latin monarcha, from Greek; see mono-, -arch]
 
monarchal
 
adj
 
monarchial
 
adj
 
mo'narchally
 
adv
 
mo'narchical
 
adj
 
mo'narchic
 
adj
 
mo'narchically
 
adv
 
'monarchism
 
n
 
'monarchist
 
n, —adj
 
monar'chistic
 
adj

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Enlightened despotism, guided capitalism, commercial monarchism-these are more suitable labels.
More deeply, the ideas that underpin monarchism would appear to enjoy scant support.
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