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  • adj. Alternative form of monarchical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to a monarch; suiting a monarch; sovereign; regal; imperial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a monarch; befitting a monarch; sovereign.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch
  • adj. ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch


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  • For example, CNA conceived the idea of hiring an actress to portray Ms. Whitman as " Queen Meg, " and to show up at campaign appearances around the state to parody her as monarchal.


  • The anti-Federalists were just as convinced that John Adams was in cahoots with the British and intent on restoring monarchal rule.

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  • He pissed off the monarchal-industrial complex so badly mere death wasn't good enough to placate them.

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  • It never would have been difficult to understand if we in the West hadn't forgotten the ways in which we forged our own resilience and strength under the constraints of religious and monarchal despotism.

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  • Politically speaking, no regime in the region, whether democratic, authoritarian or monarchal, can convince its people that it's acceptable for Israel to have undeclared nuclear weapons but not for Iran, a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to acquire similar technology.

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  • How can we sustain ourselves as the United States of America, given the stupid and ineffective warmaking, the constitutionally insensitive lawgiving, and the monarchal economics of this president?

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  • Foremost among these is the singular issue of the understanding of freedom and independence from the monarchal rule of Kings won in the pitched battles between the Highlanders and the Kings troops best put to rest on the field at Bannockburn.


  • And yet, for generations of European courts, admission to the monarchal toilette had enjoyed a currency as a symbol of political access.

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