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Definition of "monarchy" []

  • Government by a monarch. (noun)
  • A state ruled or headed by a monarch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "monarchy" in a sentence
  • "One of the perks of visiting what amounts to a monarchy is the VIP treatment."
  • "This minority, this small minority, violent and provocative minority, must be overwhelmed by the expressed and demonstrated loyalty of Canadians, Englishspeaking and French-speaking, to Canada, to its institutions of which the monarchy is a cherished and honoured part, and to its unity."
  • "You know a monarchy is feeling the heat when errant subjects face a beating with spikes."