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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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Examination of the Wroths in the period preceding the composition of the poem reveals, first, their disaffiliation with, and resistance to, the monarchical commonwealth ruled from London, followed by their re-entry into the centrally administered commonwealth.
These include the national philosophy of Melayu Islam Beraja (Malay Islamic Monarchy, MIB) and its function in sustaining the monarchical system of government and managing society.
it confers virtually a monarchical power on the eminent persons in the NJAC, a power without any accountability," he said.
Why did Protestant reformers in Ireland reject the monarchical republic?
Despite the mounting internal economic and demographic and external political pressures that have been caused by the Syrian Civil War , the rapid growth of Amman as a regional center of commerce -- and as the country of refuge for hundreds of thousands of people fleeing conflict in neighboring Iraq and Syria -- Jordan has thus far remained stable, indicating the potential for a long-term and enduring monarchical regime presided over by the Hashemite dynasty.
At its heart the system, which came to be known as the Concert of Europe, was designed to maintain the monarchical status quo, contain French ambitions, and define the territorial boundaries of the post Napoleonic state system.
First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday defended her family and the Bushes against claims that the United States has been indirectly encouraging a monarchical system of governance on the lines of what has existed in the United Kingdom.
The first two chapters, engaging as they do with monarchy, deal with the conflation of property concerns and power relations, taking up questions of inheritance, legitimacy, monarchical prerogative, and monarchical will versus law.
He looks at the cultural as well as the political aspect, and at de Gaulle's monarchical tendencies.
The abuse scandal has shown it's time for the antiquated practice of monarchical rule, as currently dictated by canon law, to be abandoned.
The college's monarchical connections stretch as far back as 1977 when Her Majesty opened the Bute Theatre during her Silver Jubilee visit to Cardiff, while 25 years later it saw her confer it royal status to mark her Golden Jubilee.
This is the beauty of a monarchical system of government," he said.