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 monarkhia, 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).