monarchy - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ˈmɒnə(r)ki/
singularmonarchy
pluralmonarchies
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a type of government in which a country is ruled by a king or queen

    They supported the idea of monarchy as the natural state of things.

  2. 2
    [countable] a country that is ruled by a king or queen