or mo·nar·chic

[ muh-nahr-ki-kuh l or muh-nahr-kik ]
/ məˈnɑr kɪ kəl or məˈnɑr kɪk /


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 forms
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