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monarchy

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noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē also -ˌnär-\

Simple Definition of monarchy

  • : a country that is ruled by a monarch (such as a king or queen)

  • : a form of government in which a country is ruled by a monarch

Full Definition of monarchy

plural mon·ar·chies

  1. 1 :  undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person

  2. 2 :  a nation or state having a monarchical government

  3. 3 :  a government having a hereditary chief of state with life tenure and powers varying from nominal to absolute

Examples of monarchy

  1. the French monarchy of the 18th century



14th Century

First Known Use of monarchy

14th century



MONARCHY Defined for Kids

monarchy

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noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē\

Definition of monarchy

plural mon·ar·chies

  1. 1 :  a state or country having a king or queen

  2. 2 :  a form of government headed by a king or queen





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