mo·​nar·​chi·​cal mə-ˈnär-ki-kəl How to pronounce monarchical (audio)
variants or less commonly monarchic
: of, relating to, suggestive of, or characteristic of a monarch or monarchy
monarchically 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 The Photoshop debacle is just the latest in a series of flubs that have led to a popular mistrust with royal media and with the monarchical institution itself. Sydney Lake, Fortune, 16 Mar. 2024 France is another country with an absolutist monarchical tradition and a bloody revolutionary tradition. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2023 The optics of hosting a king at Versailles might have presented a problem for French President Emmanuel Macron, already accused by his critics of being a monarchical figure. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2023 The motion was bitterly opposed by those who saw it as mimicking European monarchical customs, raising the president to the rank of a king. Meir Soloveichik, WSJ, 23 Nov. 2022 Listen, legends only have so many hours in a day, sometimes mere monarchical figureheads just don’t make the cut. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 28 Aug. 2023 All parties had to skirt the issue of monarchical reform. Tamara Loos, Foreign Affairs, 25 May 2023 But supporters of both Pheu Thai and Move Forward pushed their leaders to make their stances on monarchical reform clear. Tamara Loos, Foreign Affairs, 25 May 2023 Going back to its English monarchical origins, a pardon has long been conceived as an act of mercy. Politifact Staff Writer, Dallas News, 1 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1793, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of monarchical was in 1793

Dictionary Entries Near monarchical

Cite this Entry

“Monarchical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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mo·​nar·​chi·​cal mə-ˈnär-ki-kəl How to pronounce monarchical (audio)
variants also monarchic
: of or relating to a monarch or monarchy
monarchical government
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