a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.
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supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.
A group of anti-monarchy protestors gathered in Montreal to heckle the young royals, holding up signs reading “Royal Parasites.”
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noun (pl) -chies
a form of government in which supreme authority is vested in a single and usually hereditary figure, such as a king, and whose powers can vary from those of an absolute despot to those of a figurehead
a country reigned over by a king, prince, or other monarch
“state ruled by monarchical government,” mid-14c.; “rule by one person,” late 14c.; from Old French monarchie “sovereignty, absolute power” (13c.), from Late Latin monarchia, from Greek monarkhia “absolute rule,” literally “ruling of one,” from monos “alone” (see mono-) + arkhein “to rule” (see archon).
monarchy [(mon-uhr-kee, mon-ahr-kee)]
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.)
a person who has a . an advocate of .
exclusive control of a commodity or service in a particular market, or a control that makes possible the manipulation of prices. Compare , . an exclusive privilege to carry on a business, traffic, or service, granted by a government. the exclusive possession or control of something. something that is the subject of such control, as […]
conformity to the rules of right conduct; or virtuous conduct. quality or character. virtue in sexual matters; chastity. a doctrine or system of . instruction; a lesson, precept, discourse, or utterance. . Contemporary Examples Even if it is an anti-morality tale, it tells a big story with swagger. Why No Oscar Love For ‘Inside Llewyn […]
capable of reducing the frequency of mutation.