Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a monarch or to monarchy; characteristic of or subject to a monarch; of the nature of monarchy: as, monarchical rule or methods; a monarchical country or government.
  • Of or pertaining to government by a monarch.
  • Regarding monarchy as the best form of government; adhering to the principles of monarchy. The name Monarchical party was often applied to the Federalists of the United States by their opponents.
  • Also monarchial.
  • Synonyms See prince and royal.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.
  • adjective Having sole or undivided authority.

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

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

Etymologies

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From monarch +‎ -ical.

Examples

  • Jefferson sincerely wished to avoid what he termed the monarchical tendencies of his predecessors; and as an earnest of his intentions he abandoned not only levees but also the practice of addressing Congress in a speech, since Republicans held this custom a reprehensible imitation of the British speech from the throne.

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  • Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been interested in English monarchical history.

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  • Whatever may be tolerated in monarchical and despotic governments, no republic is safe that tolerates a privileged class, or denies to any of its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them ...

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  • Whatever may be tolerated in monarchical and despotic governments, no republic is safe that tolerates a privileged class, or denies to any of its citizens equal rights and equal means to maintain them ...

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  • Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been interested in English monarchical history.

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  • Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been interested in English monarchical history.

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  • Anyone who knows me knows that I have always been interested in English monarchical history.

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  • Though British and French Canadians did not agree on much, they both believed in monarchical government, and, "in the equation between freedom and duly constituted authority," Conway explained, "their emphasis tended to be on the side of duly constituted authority."

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  • Though British and French Canadians did not agree on much, they both believed in monarchical government, and, "in the equation between freedom and duly constituted authority," Conway explained, "their emphasis tended to be on the side of duly constituted authority."

    In Search of the Canadian Dream

  • They believed in monarchical government, not in monarchical absolutism; they believed in a hierarchical, episcopal Christianity, in their case the Church of England as established by law; and in the equation between freedom and duly constituted authority, their emphasis tended to be on the side of duly constituted authority.

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