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absolute monarchy

Definitions

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  • n. A state over which a sole monarch has absolute and unlimited power.
  • n. The rule of such a monarch, as a form of government.

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Examples

  • In history the student began with the views set forth in Bishop Jacques Bossuet’s Discourse on Universal History, which defined government as the necessary restraint on mankind’s evil passions and its best form as absolute monarchy tempered by reason and justice.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The Gerlachs and many of their friends, and the purely military party which was headed by Prince Charles Frederick, the King's youngest brother, desired to do away with the Constitution, to dismiss the Parliament, and to restore the absolute monarchy in a form which would have been more extreme than that which it had had since 1815.

    Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire

  • Policies intended to help shepherd the Saudis toward a more open society and a better-diversified, modern economy can help create the alternative to absolute monarchy on which Saudi Arabia’s future openness and stability will depend.

    The J Curve

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