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[mon-er-kiz-uh m] /ˈmɒn ərˌkɪz əm/
the principles of monarchy.
advocacy of monarchical rule.
Origin of monarchism
1830-40; monarch(y) + -ism; compare French monarchisme, German Monarchismus
Related forms
monarchist, noun, adjective
monarchistic, adjective
antimonarchism, noun
antimonarchist, noun, adjective
antimonarchistic, adjective
nonmonarchist, noun
nonmonarchistic, adjective
promonarchist, noun, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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
  • Will history prove to me that monarchism is not and has not been from the first the bitter enemy of the people?

    The Decadent Ralph Adams Cram
  • Some years ago there was a struggle between republicanism and monarchism on the South African veldt.

    The Iron Ration

    George Abel Schreiner
Word Origin and History for monarchism

from French monarchisme, from monarchie (see monarchy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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