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
The modern air forces built by autocratic Arab monarchies are designed primarily for self-defense, not attack.
Iconoclastic individuals are our heroes, and big, bad institutions—monarchies, patriarchies, churches—are the villains.How ‘Cosmos’ Bungles the History of Religion and Science|David Sessions|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Saudis have also moved to back up other endangered monarchies like Jordan.
They survived a wave of revolutions against Arab monarchies in the 1950s and 1960s.
The small oil-rich monarchies of the Gulf and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan would be endangered.
How was it that so many of the kingdoms of modern Europe had been transformed from limited into absolute monarchies?The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
All these ancient monarchies had run out and were old when the Greeks began their settlements and conquests.
Everything which has come down from the ancient monarchies is calm, impassive, imperturbable.
Monarchies may capitulate, republics die and bear their testimony even to martyrdom.The Life of Mazzini|Bolton King
The house of Braganza, like the other so-called legitimate monarchies of Europe, had fallen into a moral and physical decline.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte|William Milligan Sloane
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.)