absolute monarchy







absolute monarchy


noun

  1. a monarchy that is not limited or restrained by laws or a constitution.

noun

  1. a monarchy without constitutional limitsCompare constitutional monarchy

Rule by one person — a monarch, usually a king or a queen — whose actions are restricted neither by written law nor by custom; a system different from a constitutional monarchy and from a republic. Absolute monarchy persisted in France until 1789 and in Russia until 1917.

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