or mo·nar·chic

[muh-nahr-ki-kuh l or muh-nahr-kik]


of, like, or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.
characterized by or favoring monarchy.

Origin of monarchical

1570–80; < Greek monarchik(ós) (see monarch, -ic) + -al1
Related formsmo·nar·chi·cal·ly, adverban·ti·mo·nar·chic, adjectivean·ti·mo·nar·chi·cal, adjectivean·ti·mo·nar·chi·cal·ly, adverbnon·mo·nar·chic, adjectivenon·mo·nar·chi·cal·ly, adverbpre·mo·nar·chi·cal, adjectivesem·i·mo·nar·chic, adjectivesem·i·mo·nar·chi·cal, adjectivesem·i·mo·nar·chi·cal·ly, adverbun·mo·nar·chic, adjectiveun·mo·nar·chi·cal, adjectiveun·mo·nar·chi·cal·ly, adverb
Can be confusedmonarchal monarchical Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for monarchic

from Middle French monarchique, from Greek monarkhikos, from monarkhes (see monarch). Related: Monarchical (1570s).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper