Definition of monarchy
- Saudi Arabia is governed by a monarchy.
- Britain is a monarchy.
- The country's hereditary monarchy survived for centuries.
the French monarchy of the 18th century
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: 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
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