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MONARCHY, government. That form of government in which the sovereign power is entrusted to the hands of a single magistrate. Toull. tit. prel. n. 30. The country governed by a monarch is also called a monarchy.

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One avenue to end the monarchy could be a referendum.
For the monarchy remains largely unreformed, untouched by democracy, largely operating outside the kind of scrutiny we demand of other governing institutions.
A modern democratic republic would have little in common with either Cromwell's Protectorate, the monarchy that he overthrew, or with the restored monarchy, as none of these entities were elected by the entire adult population.
This shows that Australians understand the value of stability of the monarchy as a unifying institution," the Herald Sun quoted Senator Abetz, as saying.
For after the King of Morocco responded to the demands of his people last year, carrying out reforms that brought the opposition to power, we now see new demonstrations taking place against this new government, which has failed to fulfill its promises, rather than protests against the monarchy.
According to a study by Brand Finance, the tangible asset value of the monarchy stands at EeAu18 billion, providing a massive boost to the UK's ailing economy.
Our representatives should be pledging allegiance to the people instead of making an oath to the monarchy.
This consensus over the monarchy's place in Thailand has been shattered since the September 2006 coup, in which the monarchy was heavily involved, if not the main instigator.
Government also has taken extra measure to reduce the Monarchy expenses.
BIRGUNJ, April 28 -- Former Crown Prince Paras Shah has said that the monarchy can be reinstated if the people desire so.
This innovative study also goes beyond assessing the political significance of the monarchy as institution, to explore the more personal meaning of, and relationships between, individual royals and Ireland.