monarchy

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noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē also -ˌnär-\

Definition of monarchy

plural

monarchies

  1. 1 :  undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person

  2. 2 :  a nation or state having a monarchical government

  3. 3 :  a government having a hereditary chief of state with life tenure and powers varying from nominal to absolute

Examples of monarchy in a sentence

  1. the French monarchy of the 18th century

14th Century

First Known Use of monarchy

14th century



MONARCHY Defined for English Language Learners

monarchy

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noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē also -ˌnär-\

Definition of monarchy for English Language Learners

  • : a country that is ruled by a monarch (such as a king or queen)

  • : a form of government in which a country is ruled by a monarch


MONARCHY Defined for Kids

monarchy

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noun mon·ar·chy \ˈmä-nər-kē\

Definition of monarchy for Students

plural

monarchies

  1. 1 :  a state or country having a king or queen

  2. 2 :  a form of government headed by a king or queen



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