noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
Origin of monarchy
SYNONYMS FOR monarchy
Related formsan·ti·mon·ar·chy, adjectivepro·mon·ar·chy, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for anti-monarchy
noun plural -chies
Culture definitions for anti-monarchy
A system of government in which one person reigns, usually a king or queen. The authority, or crown, in a monarchy is generally inherited. The ruler, or monarch, is often only the head of state, not the head of government. Many monarchies, such as Britain and Denmark, are actually governed by parliaments. (See absolute monarchy and constitutional monarchy.)