Example: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland governed by a Queen Elizabeth II and a parliament divided into the House of Lords and House of Commons, led by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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- Plural: constitutional monarchies
- The authority of an constitutional monarch is typically hierarchical, with power transferred hereditarily typically through the eldest son.
- A constitutional monarchy is compared and contrasted with an absolute monarchy.
- Also called:
- crown republic
- limited monarchy
- parliamentary monarchy
- Constitutional monarchy use in a sentence: The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarch.
- A (noun) monarch rules an absolute monarchy and their authority is described as (adjective) monarchal or (adjective) monarchic or (adjective) monarchical.
- Ball, Philip. 2004. Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.