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- Plural: absolute monarchies
- The authority of an absolute monarch is typically hierarchical, with power transferred hereditarily typically through the eldest son (primogeniture), and governed through autocracy.
- An absolute monarchy is compared and contrasted with a constitutional monarchy.
- There is considerable contention about which rulers both current and historic are absolute monarchs due to the role of religious mandates and bureaucracy.
- A (noun) monarch rules an absolute monarchy with (adjective) monarchal or (adjective) monarchic or (adjective) monarchical authority.
- Absolute monarchy used in a sentence: Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman is an absolute monarch.
- Ball, Philip. 2004. Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
- Turner, Bryan S. 2012. “In Defence of Monarchy.” Society. 49(1): 84-89.