Monarchy

Definition of Monarchy

Mon´arch`y
n.1.A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch.
2.A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch.
In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy.
- Macaulay.
3.The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
What scourage for perjury
Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence.
- Shak.
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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