Monarchy meaning

mŏnər-kē, -är-
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(obs.) Rule by only one person.
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A state ruled or headed by a monarch.
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A government or state headed by a monarch.
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Monarchy is a type of government that is ruled by a single person.

An example of monarchy is a country where a king reigns supreme.

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Government by a monarch.
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A government with a hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).
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Origin of monarchy

  • Middle English monarchie from Old French from Latin monarchia from Greek monarkhiā from monarkhos monarch monarch

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek μοναρχία (monarkhia).

    From Wiktionary