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.
- Word origin of “constitutional” and “monarchy” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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How to Cite the Definition of Constitutional Monarchy
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “constitutional monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved March 24, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
constitutional monarchy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “constitutional monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“constitutional monarchy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 24 Mar. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/>.