Definitions for monarchyˈmɒn ər ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mon•ar•chyˈmɒn ər ki(n.)(pl.)-chies.

  1. a government or state in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch.

    Category: Government

  2. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person.

    Category: Government

  3. the fact or state of being a monarchy.

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Origin of monarchy:

1300–50; ME < LL < Gk

Princeton's WordNet

  1. monarchy(noun)

    an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. monarchy(noun)ˈmɒn ər ki

    a system in which a country is ruled by a king or queen

    Monarchy was replaced with Democracy.

  2. monarchyˈmɒn ər ki

    a country that is ruled by a king or queen

    The country is no longer a monarchy.

Wiktionary

  1. monarchy(Noun)

    A government with a hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).

  2. Origin: From μοναρχία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monarchy(noun)

    a state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch

  2. Monarchy(noun)

    a system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch

  3. Monarchy(noun)

    the territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom

Freebase

  1. Monarchy

    A monarchy is a form of government in which sovereignty is actually or nominally embodied in a single individual. Forms of monarchy differ widely based on the level of legal autonomy the monarch holds in governance, the method of selection of the monarch, and any predetermined limits on the length of their tenure. When the monarch has no or few legal restraints in state and political matters, it is called an absolute monarchy and is a form of autocracy. Cases in which the monarch's discretion is formally limited are called constitutional monarchies. In hereditary monarchies, the office is passed through inheritance within a family group, whereas elective monarchies are selected by some system of voting. Historically these systems are most commonly combined, either formally or informally, in some manner. Finally, there are situations in which the expiration of a monarch’s reign is set based either on the calendar or on the achievement of certain goals The effect of historical and geographic difference along each of these three axes is to create widely divergent structures and traditions defining “monarchy.”

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'monarchy' in Nouns Frequency: #2970


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

monarchy(noun)

(a country etc that has) government by a monarch.

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