What does monarchy mean?

Definitions for monarchy
ˈmɒn ər kimonar·chy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. monarchy(noun)

    an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

Wiktionary

  1. monarchy(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From μοναρχία.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Monarchy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. monarchie, L. monarchia, Gr. . See Monarch.]

  2. Monarchy(noun)

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

    Etymology: [F. monarchie, L. monarchia, Gr. . See Monarch.]

  3. Monarchy(noun)

    the territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom

    Etymology: [F. monarchie, L. monarchia, Gr. . See Monarch.]

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.”

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce monarchy?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of monarchy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of monarchy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of monarchy in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Morton:

    By this time next year, we will probably be talking about a pregnancy, the clock is ticking. She’s going to be 37 in August… She’s got a lot to give to the monarchy and she will help shape its future.

  2. Friedrich Engels:

    The state is nothing but an instrument of opression of one class by another--no less so in a democratic republic than in a monarchy.

  3. Elizabeth II:

    As history has shown, the British monarchy is anything but predictable -- in two of the last three generations the second-born child has stepped up to the top job and reigned successfully, never underestimate the long-lasting potential of a royal' spare'.

  4. Francis Bacon:

    Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.

  5. Larry King:

    Princess Diana would have loved this. She wanted the monarchy to become every day and having an interracial marriage in the monarchy in London is a great step forward.

Images & Illustrations of monarchy

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