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monarchism

[mon-er-kiz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the principles of monarchy.
  2. advocacy of monarchical rule.

Origin of monarchism

1830–40; monarch(y) + -ism; compare French monarchisme, German Monarchismus
Related formsmon·ar·chist, noun, adjectivemon·ar·chist·ic, adjectivean·ti·mon·ar·chism, nounan·ti·mon·ar·chist, noun, adjectivean·ti·mon·ar·chis·tic, adjectivenon·mon·ar·chist, nounnon·mon·ar·chis·tic, adjectivepro·mon·ar·chist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for monarchism

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Historical Examples

  • Here love of Spartan simplicity, and there of splendour and regality and monarchism?

    Cyropaedia

    Xenophon

  • I am not referring to Monarchism or to a particular dynasty.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin

  • Then you mean to say that socialism and monarchism do not negative each other?

    The Decadent

    Ralph Adams Cram

  • I deny that socialism is one side of a shield, the other side of which is monarchism.

    The Decadent

    Ralph Adams Cram

  • This is one of the too frequent cases where, in our enlightened polity, democracy plays wantonly into the hands of monarchism.

    An Ambitious Woman

    Edgar Fawcett


Word Origin and History for monarchism

n.

from French monarchisme, from monarchie (see monarchy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper