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 monarchic (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 monarchically (audio) , mä-​ \ adverb

Examples of monarchical in a Sentence

guests who stay in the hotel's most expensive suite live in monarchical splendor

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This may have to do with Prince Charles beginning to step into more of a monarchical role. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla Join Donald and Melania Trump for Dinner at the U.S. Ambassador's Residence," 4 June 2019 Tiny, oil-rich Kuwait has been caught up in a wider crackdown on dissent across the Persian Gulf Arab states, whose monarchical rulers were alarmed by the pro-democracy protests that swept the region seven years ago. Washington Post, "World Digest: July 8, 2018," 8 July 2018 That has not sat well for some members of parliament who regard the gilded palace as symbol of monarchical power that’s antithetical to the republican values of modern France. Stacy Meichtry, WSJ, "Macron Tries to Shore Up Support for French Economic Overhaul," 9 July 2018 The crazy thing is, that amount doesn't even come close to the price tags of other monarchical ceremonies. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Princess Eugenie's Wedding Will Cost a Lot, But Not Nearly as Much as Other Royal Nuptials," 29 June 2018 This is especially true of American democracy, since the Founders deliberately gave us a government resistant to radical change, designed to avoid the extremes of monarchical absolutism and popular whim. Adam Kirsch, The Atlantic, "Bill Clinton’s Novel Isn't a Thriller—It's a Fantasy," 16 June 2018 If Congress will not fulfil its duty to check monarchical ambitions, America can expect more errant presidents. The Economist, "Donald Trump’s powers are not quite as vast as his lawyers claim," 7 June 2018 Given the history of British monarchical marriages, that Prince Harry is marrying Markle is quite remarkable., "The First American Celebrity To Marry Into Royalty Had A Shocking Life," 10 May 2018 Dunkin' Donuts is headquartered in Canton, Mass., the state that as one of the 13 American colonies, helped overthrow British monarchical rule. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Dunkin' Donuts launches Royal Wedding doughnut, but do Harry and Meghan know?," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of monarchical

1793, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of monarchical

: of or relating to a monarch or monarchy

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to take the place or position of

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