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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.
- Word origin of “absolute” and “monarchy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “absolute monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 27, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/).
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absolute monarchy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/
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“absolute monarchy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 27 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/absolute-monarchy/>.