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mon·ar·chy

monarchy

 
 
pronunciation:
ma nr ki [or] ma nar ki
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part of speech: noun
inflections: monarchies
definition: a nation or government ruled by or in the name of a king or queen. A monarch's power is either limited by a constitution or unlimited.
France is now a republic, but it had been a monarchy until the French Revolution.
similar words:
kingdom
Word History
Monarchy is from two ancient Greek words that mean "to rule" and "alone."
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a broader category that includes monarchies
similar to a monarchy
some actions associated with monarchies
some aspects of monarchies
some descriptions of monarchies
some people associated with monarchy
some places associated with monarchy
some things conventionally associated with monarchies
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