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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Monarchy  \Mon"arch*y\,  n.;  pl  {Monarchies}.  [F.  monarchie,  L. 
  monarchia,  Gr  ?.  See  {Monarch}.] 
  1.  A  state  or  government  in  which  the  supreme  power  is  lodged 
  in  the  hands  of  a  monarch. 
  2.  A  system  of  government  in  which  the  chief  ruler  is  a 
  In  those  days  he  had  affected  zeal  for  monarchy. 
  3.  The  territory  ruled  over  by  a  monarch;  a  kingdom. 
  What  scourage  for  perjury  Can  this  dark  monarchy 
  afford  false  Clarence.  --Shak. 
  {Fifth  monarchy},  a  universal  monarchy,  supposed  to  be  the 
  subject  of  prophecy  in  Daniel  ii.;  the  four  preceding 
  monarchies  being  Assyrian,  Persian,  Grecian,  and  Roman. 
  See  {Fifth  Monarchy  men},  under  {Fifth}. 

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