Definition of monarchy
1 : undivided rule or absolute sovereignty by a single person Saudi Arabia is governed by a monarchy.
2 : a nation or state having a monarchical government Britain is a monarchy.
3 : a government having a hereditary chief of state with life tenure and powers varying from nominal to absolute The country's hereditary monarchy survived for centuries.
Examples of monarchy in a sentence
the French monarchy of the 18th century
First Known Use of monarchy
MONARCHY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of monarchy for Students
1 : a state or country having a king or queen
2 : a form of government headed by a king or queen
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