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Monarchy vs. Autocracy

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Monarchynoun

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).

Autocracynoun

(uncountable) A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.

Monarchynoun

The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

Autocracynoun

(countable) An instance of this government.

Monarchynoun

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.

Autocracynoun

Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.

‘The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy.’;

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Monarchynoun

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

Autocracynoun

Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.

Monarchynoun

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

‘In those days he had affected zeal for monarchy.’;

Autocracynoun

Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.

Monarchynoun

The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

‘What scourage for perjuryCan this dark monarchy afford false Clarence.’;

Autocracynoun

The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.

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Monarchynoun

an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

Autocracynoun

a political system governed by a single individual

Monarchy

A monarchy is a form of government in which a person, the monarch, is head of state for life or until abdication. The political legitimacy and authority of the monarch may vary from restricted and largely symbolic (constitutional monarchy), to fully autocratic (absolute monarchy), and can expand across the domains of the executive, legislative, and judicial.

Autocracynoun

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

Autocracy

Autocracy is a system of government in which supreme power over a state is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d'état or other forms of rebellion).In earlier times, the term autocrat was coined as a favorable description of a ruler, having some connection to the concept of as well as an indication of grandeur and power. This use of the term continued into modern times, as the Russian Emperor was styled as late as the early 20th century.

‘lack of conflicts of interests’; ‘Autocrat of all the Russias’;

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