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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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There is a rare breed of monarchy called absolute monarchy where the leader does have extreme powers, equivalent to a dictator.
Until we make the distinction between what Episcopal Bishop John Spong calls "Christendom" and true Catholicism, the perversions of absolute monarchy, like the divine right of kings to deflower virgins, will continue.
It is for this reason that it purports extremist ideas, like that the state does not accept partners, as well as views that are reminiscent of advocating an absolute monarchy.
The dixieme represented a radical break from the traditional fiscal regime of the absolute monarchy. However, Desmaretz's own intentions for his creation were hardly revolutionary.
Although Denmark had kings during the Viking period, absolute monarchy was introduced in 1660.
The tax has been in the works for months as Africa's last absolute monarchy seeks to rein in a deficit that reached more than 13 percent of gross domestic product last year.
Saudi Arabia, a key ally of the United States, is ruled by an absolute monarchy which applies an austere version of Sunni Islam.
ally, is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate dissent.
Among her topics are Mediterranean slavery, manumission and absolute monarchy, bombarding Barbary, liberation and empire from the Revolution to Napoleon, and the conquest of Algiers.
And if the muted reaction to one year of coalition government is anything to go by, don't rule out the party mood encouraging a return to absolute monarchy.
ally and the world's top oil exporter, is an absolute monarchy that does not tolerate any form of dissent.
Within Thailand, the liberal-republican based attack on the monarchy of the era of the People's Party (the group of civilian and military officers who overthrew the absolute monarchy in 1932) is long gone, and the Marxist critique (which generally avoided attacking the monarchy directly) faded after the collapse of the Left in the early 1980s.