Definition of monarchomach
: one of a group of 16th century political theorists advocating resistance or rebellion against a monarch guilty of acts held to be unlawful
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Origin and Etymology of monarchomach
New Latin monarchomachus, from monarcho- (from Late Latin monarcha monarch) + Latin -machus one who fights (from Greek -machos); akin to Greek machesthai to fight
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