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monarchy

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

: 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

plural mon·ar·chies

Full Definition of MONARCHY

1
:  undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person
2
:  a nation or state having a monarchical government
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

First Known Use of MONARCHY

14th century

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
MONARCHY Defined for Kids

monarchy

noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē\
plural mon·ar·chies

Definition of MONARCHY for Kids

1
:  a state or country having a king or queen
2
:  a form of government headed by a king or queen

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