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absolute monarchy

Definition of Absolute Monarchy

(noun) A monarchical government in which a ruler has unrestricted power over the State and its people due to lack of constitutional or legal restraints.

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Reference

Wright, Edmund, ed. 2006. A Dictionary of World History. 2nd ed., s.v. “monarchy.” New York: Oxford University Press.

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Cite the Definition of Absolute Monarchy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “absolute monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved August 24, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

absolute monarchy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “absolute monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed August 24, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“absolute monarchy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Aug. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/>.