monarchomach

noun mo·nar·cho·mach \məˈnärkəˌmak\

Definition of monarchomach

plural

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  1. :  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 — more at monarch


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