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. [1913 Webster]

2. A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch. [1913 Webster]

In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom. [1913 Webster]

What scourage for perjury Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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