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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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The dixieme represented a radical break from the traditional fiscal regime of the 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.
Under his leadership from 1990 to 1991, the country changed from an absolute monarchy to a multi-party system.
The page called for a "Revolution of Yearning" on March 11 in the kingdom, the World's biggest oil exporter and which is ruled by an absolute monarchy.
The other alternative of course is absolute monarchy where the sitting tenant may not be challenged.
A change from an absolute monarchy to a democracy is a victory for the people because the sovereign power has shifted from a person to the whole populace.
Along with Macaulay's parallel narratives of the defeat of absolute monarchy, the flourishing of free institutions, and the triumph of commerce, this version has since become one of the founding myths of modern Britain--and also of the United States, whose Founding Fathers of 1776 saw themselves as defending the liberties secured in 1688.
The scope of contributions covers also the monarchism of enlightened Christian orthodoxy, civil Christianity, millenarianism, "heavenly" monarchy and its post-Enlightenment extensions, the paradoxical nature of absolute monarchy and the exceptional nature of "Norse" monarchy with its emphasis on justice and security, "enlightened" monarchy in Prussia, the subtleties of the British "compound of monarchy, aristocracy and democracy," and the modern monarchy of the United States (13).
Nepal was on the verge of assuming the premiership several times after 1990 when the country switched from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.
The country earlier this year elected a National Assembly, completing its peaceful transition from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.
Voters in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, have gone to the polls to elect legislators in an election that the opposition says will be meaningless as the rewritten constitution still bars political parties.