(noun) A government ruled by a hereditary head of state either as a figurehead or absolute leader.

Example: Andorra, Brunei, or Cambodia.

Audio Pronunciation: (mon·ar·chy)

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Usage Notes:

  • Plural: monarchies
  • The authority of an monarch is typically transferred hereditarily, typically through the eldest son (primogeniture).
  • A type of authority.
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  • 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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