mon·​ar·​chism | \ ˈmä-nər-ˌki-zəm How to pronounce monarchism (audio) , -ˌnär- \

Definition of monarchism

: monarchical government or principles

Other Words from monarchism

monarchist \ ˈmä-​nər-​kist How to pronounce monarchism (audio) , -​ˌnär-​ \ noun or adjective

Examples of monarchism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For in the dozen or so countries that make up South-East Asia, liberal democracy has long struggled in the face of authoritarianism, bolstered by monarchism, nationalism and ethnic chauvinism. The Economist, 24 May 2018 Now, Morocco and Jordan have toned down reformism and presented a new bottom line to their societies and the world: Ruling monarchism is here to stay. Sean Yom, Washington Post, 16 May 2017 The tsarist and Soviet styles collide; monarchism and elitism are imposed on the industrial, the everyday. Sophie Pinkham, New Republic, 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of monarchism

1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Monarchism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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