(noun) A government ruled by a hereditary head of state either as a figurehead or absolute leader.
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- Plural: monarchies
- The authority of an monarch is typically transferred hereditarily, typically through the eldest son (primogeniture).
- A type of authority.
- Monarchy used in a sentence: The Queen was the leader of the monarchy.
- A (noun) monarch rules an absolute monarchy and their authority is described as (adjective) monarchical or (adjective) monarchic or (adjective) monarchical.
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