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constitutional monarchy

Definition of Constitutional Monarchy

(noun) A monarchical government in which the ruler’s power is limited by a constitution or other legal restraints.

Example of Constitutional Monarchy

Constitutional Monarchy Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: con·sti·tu·tion·al mon·ar·chy

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /kahn-stuh-tOO-shuhn-l mAHn-uhr-kee/
  • British English – /kon-sti-tyOO-shuh-nuhl mOn-uh-kee/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌkɑnstəˈtuʃənəl ˈmɑnɑrki/
  • British English – /ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənl ˈmɒnəki/

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Cite the Definition of Constitutional Monarchy

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “constitutional monarchy.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 28, 2024 (https://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

constitutional monarchy. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://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 May 28, 2024. https://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“constitutional monarchy.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 28 May. 2024. <https://sociologydictionary.org/constitutional-monarchy/>.