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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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Personally, I thought that the lead up to independence could have been more expansive, in particular Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien's determination to maintain Brunei as a Sultanate with a monarchical system of government, although a number of good studies cover this period in detail.
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?
The maturation of IS into a quasi-state, however, challenges the legitimacy of these two constitutional monarchical regimes.
Finally the book explores the reasons for the gradual unravelling of the Congress system over the decade after the Congress of Vienna in the face of efforts to limit monarchical power in Naples and Spain, of the Greek desire to achieve independence, and against the background of the collapse of the Spanish and Portuguese empires in the Americas.
For Maus, the real conflict in the play is between theories of property, with the lords advocating a homogeneous perception of land-based political authority for king and aristocratic subjects, while the king asserts monarchical right regarding property as an extension of divine sanction.
In this latest study the writer is keen to discuss the church as an institution rent by, and enriched by, various themes: anti-clericalism; the place of criticism; the role of the bishops and the importance of charges of heresy; the role (often decisive) of the Sovereign--what he calls a 'monarchical church' and the increasingly important place of the laity both in lay education and in the work of confraternities and chantries.
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.
Apparently, the US, along with the GCC -- under the sway of a monarchical regime -- have agreed to portray events in Yemen as a crisis between a regime and an opposition movement.
She offers a comprehensive analysis, drawing attention to the use of the metaphor of domesticity for political houses in literary senses as well as to the practical application of genealogies that tied monarchical families to biblical ones.