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[mon-er-kiz-uh m]
  1. the principles of monarchy.
  2. advocacy of monarchical rule.
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Origin of monarchism

1830–40; monarch(y) + -ism; compare French monarchisme, German Monarchismus
Related formsmon·ar·chist, noun, adjectivemon·ar·chist·ic, adjectivean·ti·mon·ar·chism, nounan·ti·mon·ar·chist, noun, adjectivean·ti·mon·ar·chis·tic, adjectivenon·mon·ar·chist, nounnon·mon·ar·chis·tic, adjectivepro·mon·ar·chist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for monarchist

Historical Examples of monarchist

  • Joro was a monarchist for sentimental reasons, not for the profits that might accrue to him.

    The Martian Cabal

    Roman Frederick Starzl

  • He 's too well born and too rich and too good-looking to be anything but a Monarchist.

  • We have here many porryticks—ribarer, conservative, monarchist.

    Humour of the North

    Lawrence J. Burpee

  • Paredes was a soldier by profession, and a monarchist in principle.

  • You, a Popish bishop, tell Americans, that you cannot support a monarchist!

Word Origin and History for monarchist


1640s, from monarchy + -ist. Related: Monarchistic.

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from French monarchisme, from monarchie (see monarchy).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper