mon·​ar·​chism ˈmä-nər-ˌki-zəm How to pronounce monarchism (audio)
: monarchical government or principles
monarchist noun or adjective

Examples of monarchism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, paradoxically, the regular waves of anti-monarchism were held at bay largely by the sheer, irrefutable fact of her continued existence. Vulture, 8 Sep. 2022 And the Decemberists tried to overthrow the Tsar and insist on having some of the more basic aspects of representative constitutional monarchism introduced into Russia. CBS News, 7 Dec. 2022 King Charles can take strength from the inherent monarchism of the British people, which grew even stronger in the last two decades of Elizabeth’s reign. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 11 Sep. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of monarchism was in 1742

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“Monarchism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


mon·​ar·​chism ˈmän-ər-ˌkiz-əm How to pronounce monarchism (audio)
: the laws of monarchical government
also : belief in or support of these laws
monarchist noun

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