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Monarchy vs. Anarchy

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Main Difference

The main difference between Monarchy and Anarchy is that the Monarchy is a system of government where the head of state position is inherited within family and Anarchy is a society without a publicly enforced government or violently enforced political authority.

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  • Monarchy (noun)

    A government in which sovereignty is embodied within a single, today usually hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).

  • Monarchy (noun)

    The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

  • Monarchy (noun)

    A form of government where sovereignty is embodied by a single ruler in a state and his high aristocracy representing their separate divided lands within the state and their low aristocracy representing their separate divided fiefs.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    The state of a society being without authorities or an authoritative governing body.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    Anarchism; the political organized by the voluntary cooperation of individuals, rather than by a government, which is regarded as being coercive by nature.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    A chaotic and confusing absence of any form of political authority or government.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    Confusion in general; disorder.

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  • Monarchy (noun)

    A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a monarch.

  • Monarchy (noun)

    A system of government in which the chief ruler is a monarch.

  • Monarchy (noun)

    The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    Absence of government; the state of society where there is no law or supreme power; a state of lawlessness; political confusion.

  • Anarchy (noun)

    Hence, confusion or disorder, in general.

Webster Dictionary
  • Monarchy (noun)

    an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

  • Anarchy (noun)

    a state of lawlessness and disorder (usually resulting from a failure of government)

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