a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.
Fifteen years later, King Felipe I of Redonda was crowned and ruled as an absolute monarch.
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A tsarstvo is the domain of a tsar (czar), which is the title of an absolute monarch in Russia.
Folk Tales from the Russian Various
The position is nearly the same as that of an absolute monarch.
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But the proud prelate compromised neither his own dignity nor the dignity of the Church in the presence of the absolute monarch.
Classic French Course in English William Cleaver Wilkinson
He stormed and rated like an absolute monarch, and an absolute monarch he soon became.
History of the Moravian Church J. E. Hutton
He is and will be known to be an absolute monarch in his school.
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To those whom it affects personally it is an absolute monarch.
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It was up to me to stand—I was up for trial before the most absolute monarch in the world, the commander of a ship at sea.
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If the most absolute monarch can make no laws, then disobeying them were no fault.
A Christian Directory (Part 4 of 4) Richard Baxter
Sir, the decree of the most absolute monarch on earth is no decree till it is published.
Abridgement of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856 (4 of 16 vol.) Various
a monarchy without constitutional limits Compare constitutional monarchy
a ruler who governs alone and is not restrained by laws, a constitution, or custom
absolute monarchy n
a government determined solely by the ruler; also called despotic monarchy
Unions are demanding reform of Africa’s last absolute monarchy.
Rule by one person — a monarch, usually a king or a queen — whose actions are restricted neither by written law nor by custom; a system different from a constitutional monarchy and from a republic. Absolute monarchy persisted in France until 1789 and in Russia until 1917.
- Absolute monarchy
a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution. Contemporary Examples France, after all, transitioned from absolute monarchy by way of the French Revolution and its Reign of Terror. Give the ‘Arab Spring’ Some Time Justin Green December 26, 2012 Some have called for an appointed government and even a return […]
- Absolute music
instrumental music, as a concerto or string quartet, that draws no inspiration from or makes no reference to a text, program, visual image, or title and that exists solely in terms of its musical form, structure, and elements. Historical Examples absolute music was set once for all on the right path by them. For Every […]
- Absolute path
absolute path file system A path relative to the root directory. Its first character must be the pathname separator. (1996-11-21)
- Absolute pathname
absolute pathname file system A pathname relative to the root directory. (1996-11-21)
- Absolute pitch
the exact pitch of a tone in terms of vibrations per second. Also called perfect pitch. the ability to sing or recognize the pitch of a tone by ear. Historical Examples Every white key on the piano represents an “absolute pitch.” Piano Tuning J. Cree Fischer I perceived it instantly, my absolute pitch serving me […]