plural -s
: one of a group of 16th century political theorists advocating resistance or rebellion against a monarch guilty of acts held to be unlawful

Word History


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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“Monarchomach.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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