noun, plural mon·ar·chies.
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Origin of monarchy
synonym study for monarchy
OTHER WORDS FROM monarchyan·ti·mon·ar·chy, adjectivepro·mon·ar·chy, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for monarchy
A group of anti-monarchy protestors gathered in Montreal to heckle the young royals, holding up signs reading “Royal Parasites.”
British Dictionary definitions for monarchy
noun plural -chies
Cultural definitions for 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.)