Monarchy

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.
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2. A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch.
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In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy.
Macaulay.
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3. The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
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What scourage for perjury
Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence.
Shak.
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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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