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
Words nearby monarchy
Example sentences from the Web for monarchy
Everything has to work in the benefit of the monarchy, the crown and the British royal family.The Little-Known History Behind the People of Color Who Joined the Royal Family Long Before Meghan|Suyin Haynes|March 12, 2021|Time
This is probably the first time the monarchy has been publicly challenged on racism, certainly in my lifetime.How Meghan and Harry’s Interview Blew Open the Monarchy’s Troubled History With Race|Suyin Haynes|March 10, 2021|Time
They’ve chosen their direction and it’s not the same direction as the queen and the monarchy.Prince Harry and Meghan lose their patronages, won’t return as ‘working royals’|William Booth, Karla Adam|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
In a 1776 letter, the Founding Father listed “So much Musick and Dancing” as one of the arguments against a monarchy.Not all presidents’ dance skills are created equal|Bonnie Berkowitz, Joanne Lee|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
That, in effect, they must run companies as not merely monarchies, but unquestioned ones, to boot.Palantir’s concentrated governance is great for execs, but what about shareholders?|Alex Wilhelm|September 4, 2020|TechCrunch
Did the French monarchy end not with a bang—or a whimper—but a smile?
How about adopting the Scandinavian “bicycle monarchy” model, for example?Imagining Prince Charles as King Makes All of Britain Wish They Could Leave Like Scotland|Clive Irving|September 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ever since, the Saudis have seen the Brotherhood as both a domestic and geopolitical threat to the monarchy.
The stylish new family have been a breath of fresh air for the British monarchy.Happy Birthday, Prince George! Will the Wee Royal Be the First King of the 22nd Century?|Emma Woolf|July 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Guardian reported that “the cost of the monarchy to the public purse last year was £35.7m.”Prince Harry Should Be King: The Royal Family’s Ace Card|Tim Teeman|June 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At one fell swoop on the field of Jena, the famed military monarchy of the great Frederick fell in pieces like a potter's vessel.
It was not till the accession of the July monarchy that the Duke of Treviso once again played a prominent part.
Was it to be still part of the Portuguese monarchy, with a separate supreme jurisdiction civil and criminal under the Prince?Journal of a Voyage to Brazil|Maria Graham
The friends of the monarchy soon found all efforts at concealment unavailing.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The English and Scotch are republicans, with democratic institutions, living under a monarchy.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
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.)