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

Definition of monarchism

: monarchical government or principles

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

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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, "South-East Asia: lots of elections, not so much democracy," 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, "Why Jordan and Morocco are doubling down on royal rule," 16 May 2017 The tsarist and Soviet styles collide; monarchism and elitism are imposed on the industrial, the everyday. Sophie Pinkham, New Republic, "How a Russian Street Art Museum Defies Kremlin Censors," 3 July 2017

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First Known Use of monarchism

1742, in the meaning defined above

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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