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monarchy

mon·ar·chy

monarchy

 
pronunciation:
ma nr ki [or] ma nar ki
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part of speech: noun
inflections: monarchies
definition 1: a nation or government ruled by or in the name of a monarch whose power is either absolute or limited by a constitution.
France is now a republic, but it had been a monarchy until the French Revolution.
similar words:
kingdom
definition 2: the sovereignty of a monarch; kingship.
similar words:
crown, majesty, reign
Word History
Monarchy is from two ancient Greek words that mean "to rule" and "alone."
Word Explorer
a broader category that includes monarchies
similar to a monarchy
some actions associated with monarchies
some aspects of monarchies
some descriptions of monarchies
some people associated with monarchy
some places associated with monarchy
some things conventionally associated with monarchies