Great Britain is a constitutional monarchy.
An example of monarchy is a country where a king reigns supreme.
- Obs. rule by only one person
- a government or state headed by a monarch: called absolute when there is no limitation on the monarch's power, constitutional when there is such limitation
Origin of monarchyMiddle English monarchie from Old French from Late Latin monarchia from Classical Greek from monarchos: see monarch
- Government by a monarch.
- A state ruled or headed by a monarch.
Origin of monarchyMiddle English monarchie from Old French from Latin monarchia from Greek monarkhiā from monarkhos monarch ; see monarch .
- A government with a hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).
From Ancient Greek Î¼Î¿Î½Î±ÏÏ‡Î¯Î± (monarkhia).