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

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

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guests who stay in the hotel's most expensive suite live in monarchical splendor
Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this month, Thailand's parliament voted to move forward with two proposals on amending the constitution but stopped short of backing a motion that included monarchical reform. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for November 30: Coronavirus, election, Iran, Switzerland, Thailand," 30 Nov. 2020 But the threat of prison, the arrest of protest leaders and an emergency decree has not deterred the protest movement, which demands monarchical reform and to make the King answerable to the constitution. Helen Regan, CNN, "Thailand's government vows to protect the monarchy after weekend of unrest," 19 Oct. 2020 There is, seemingly, no desire for conquest, for assimilation into the patriarchal, monarchical order that drove Stefan to brutalize Maleficent and pursue the destruction of the Moors and ownership of Aurora at all costs. Jeanna Kadlec, Longreads, "Deconstructing Disney: Motherhood and the Taming of Maleficent," 8 Oct. 2020 Chao Phraya River, next to the expansive royal grounds — gilded, manicured compounds that to them exemplify monarchical excesses. Washington Post, "Tens of thousands rally against the government in Thailand, inspired by student leaders," 19 Sep. 2020 Aeschylus, himself a veteran of the battle, stressed the difference between the political systems of democratic Athens and monarchical Persia. John Psaropoulos, WSJ, "For Greece, the Battle of Salamis Never Ended," 3 Sep. 2020 Ultimately, many business observers blamed the monarchical Mr. Redstone for allowing tensions to fester because of his refusal for so long to relinquish control. David Marino-nachison And Adam Bernstein, Washington Post, "Sumner Redstone, dealmaker and titan of media, dies at 97," 12 Aug. 2020 Merida, Moana, and Elsa and Anna are all, in fact, the daughters of kings and chiefs, born and bred heirs to their collective thrones, and the films focus on watching these women train for a seamless transfer of monarchical power. Jeanna Kadlec, Longreads, "Deconstructing Disney: The Princess Problem of ‘Frozen II’," 10 Aug. 2020 Both men saw in American democracy a template for saving Europe from monarchical and dictatorial ruin. Eleanor Jones Harvey, Smithsonian Magazine, "Who Was Alexander von Humboldt?," 24 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of monarchical

1793, in the meaning defined above

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“Monarchical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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: of or relating to a monarch or monarchy

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