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Meaning of MONARCHY

Pronunciation:  'mânurkee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
 

MONARCHY is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: autarchy, autocracy, empire, kingdom, parliamentary monarchy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mon"arch*y\, n.; pl. {Monarchies}. [F. monarchie, L.
monarchia, Gr. ?. See {Monarch}.]
1. A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged
   in the hands of a monarch.

2. A system of government in which the chief ruler is a
   monarch.

         In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy.
                                               --Macaulay.

3. The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

         What scourage for perjury Can this dark monarchy
         afford false Clarence.                --Shak.

{Fifth monarchy}, a universal monarchy, supposed to be the
   subject of prophecy in Daniel ii.; the four preceding
   monarchies being Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman.
   See {Fifth Monarchy men}, under {Fifth}.

 
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