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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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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.
By choosing such a dignified model from within traditional iconography, Vigee Le Brun constructed an imposing image of monarchial power which more than competently fulfilled its propagandistic aims.
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.
The monarchial progress of the lineage-based states of the Southern Rivers halted due to violent manhunts from neighboring communities.
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.
Finally, in 1962, John XXIII called the Catholic church, that bastion of monarchial yesterdays, beyond its resistance to the Reformation in which it had been cemented for more than 400 years.
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.
Then, he further attempts to wrap up his contradiction by recourse to his theoretical framework: "And, as one has seen that such separation is generally linked to the spirit of despotism, one will find in this a reason why monarchial government, indeed any moderate government, makes a better alliance with the Christian religion" (319).
The second monarchial exhumation I referred to above is the hunt for the body of Alfred the Great.