mo·​nar·​chi·​cal | \ mə-ˈnär-ki-kəl How to pronounce monarchical (audio) , mä- \
variants: or less commonly monarchic \ mə-​ˈnär-​kik How to pronounce monarchical (audio) , mä-​ \

Definition of monarchical

: of, relating to, suggestive of, or characteristic of a monarch or monarchy

Other Words from monarchical

monarchically \ mə-​ˈnär-​ki-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce monarchical (audio) , mä-​ \ adverb

Examples of monarchical in a Sentence

guests who stay in the hotel's most expensive suite live in monarchical splendor
Recent Examples on the Web Versailles opposed the new world belief in meritocracy and the old world’s rigid, hierarchical, often monarchical class system. Vogue, 25 Apr. 2022 Monument ambivalence dates back to the beginnings of the republic, when many reasonable voices questioned whether memorials to men such as George Washington were fundamentally anti-democratic vestiges of monarchical thinking. Washington Post, 3 Mar. 2022 Stripped of the distinctive function Wilson imagined, the State of the Union has degenerated into a spectacle of almost monarchical deference. Samuel Goldman, The Week, 2 Feb. 2022 Quakerism originated in the political turmoil of the English civil war and the disruption of monarchical rule in the mid-17th century. Julie L. Holcomb, The Conversation, 2 Feb. 2022 Bismarck was fortunate to be left alone to craft his vision, free from monarchical meddling. Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2022 In the anti-monarchical mobilization of the Revolutionary War. Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2021 In May, her government created a Republican Status Transition Advisory Committee, a 10-member group tasked with helping manage the transition from a monarchical system to a republic. Lauren Said-moorhouse, CNN, 28 Nov. 2021 Eight other princesses have married out of the family and been stripped of their monarchical status, though none have been subjected to attacks like those against Princess Mako. New York Times, 24 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of monarchical

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Monarchical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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