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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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According to Liang, in China fengjian ended in Qin dynasty (3rd century B.C) while in Europe it lasted until the 17th and 18th centuries; secondly, in China the fall of fengjian is followed by the rise of monarchial power, while in Europe and Japan it is followed by the rise of people's civil rights.
Henry finds that the palace and modern infrastructure built during the era of Kwangmu Reform (1897-1904) reasserted monarchial authority and independence, and that Japanese urban reforms (1910-25) enhanced colonial authority and showcased Japanese modernity.
Obama seems to enjoy the monarchial parts, but when it comes to the actual business of running government, he shows little interest and even less aptitude.
The execution of Charles I in 1649 led to forty years of monarchial instability.
President Obama isn't going to get any static from them on the issue of torture; which the Myanmar had inflicted on their enemies (both Myanmar and non Myanmar) since the monarchial days of which Adnoram Judson is but one of them their hands are grimy with the blood they helped to spill.
(Even Lunacharskii, it seems, with his grand theatrical visions, was invaded by the ghost of Catherine!) The monarchial ballet "toy" the Bolsheviks had inherited, the Romanovs "golden rattle," as Lunacharskii calls ballet in one of Ezrahi's aptly chosen quotes, could become "a powerful Bolshevik weapon ...
Based on the equality of everyone before the throne of God, taking Scripture as its charter, and preferring a conciliar and ecumenical model to a monarchial one, the early church was able to soften the harshness of late Roman and Byzantine law, transforming an instrument of retribution into one of correction, and raising a persecuted minority into a symphonic partner for the ordering of society.
C1 is an undivided human who is multiple entities; T1 is multiple natural persons who are an identical general partnership; T2 is multiple natural persons who are an identical monarchial office.
The revolution evolved through monarchial, republican and tolarian phases until it catapulted into Napolean.
Which is best; the monarchial form as exhibited in episcopacy, the aristocratic form as found in Presbytarianism, or the democratic form as embodied in Congregationalism?
In this we look at Britain, with its own monarchial system, as both a model and a partner.
In the wake of the Arab Spring, Gray potently explores this important area of scholarship by taking a historical perspective and exploring the contemporary shifts in the dialectical discourse regarding gender taking place in Morocco, a monarchial society in flux.