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monarchal

[muh-nahr-kuh l] /məˈnɑr kəl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or befitting a monarch:
monarchal pomp.
2.
having the status of a monarch.
Also, monarchial
[muh-nahr-kee-uh l] /məˈnɑr ki əl/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of monarchal
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; monarch + -al1
Related forms
monarchally, adverb
antimonarchal, adjective
antimonarchally, adverb
antimonarchial, adjective
nonmonarchal, adjective
nonmonarchally, adverb
nonmonarchial, adjective
premonarchal, adjective
premonarchial, adjective
Can be confused
monarchal, monarchical.
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