promonarchy

monarchy

[mon-er-kee]
noun, plural monarchies.
1.
a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare absolute monarchy, limited monarchy.
2.
supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English monarchie < Late Latin monarchia < Greek monarchía. See monarch, -y3

antimonarchy, adjective
promonarchy, adjective


1. See kingdom.
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monarchy (ˈmɒnəkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
2.  a country reigned over by a king, prince, or other monarch

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monarchy
"rule by one person," late 14c., from O.Fr. monarchie, from L.L. monarchia, from Gk. monarkhia "absolute rule," lit. "ruling of one," from monos "alone" (see mono-) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon). Meaning "a state ruled by monarchical government" is from early 15c.
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monarchy [(mon-uhr-kee, mon-ahr-kee)]

A system of government in which one person reigns, usually a king or queen. The authority, or crown, in a monarchy is generally inherited. The ruler, or monarch, is often only the head of state, not the head of government. Many monarchies, such as Britain and Denmark, are actually governed by parliaments. (See absolute monarchy and constitutional monarchy.)

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