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Monarchy vs. Autocracy

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Main Difference

The main difference between Monarchy and Autocracy is that the Monarchy is a system of government where the head of state position is inherited within family and Autocracy is a system of government.

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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)

    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.

  • Autocracy (noun)

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

  • Autocracy (noun)

    An instance of this government.

Wiktionary
  • Monarchy (noun)

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

  • Monarchy (noun)

    The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.

  • Autocracy (noun)

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

  • Autocracy (noun)

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

  • Autocracy (noun)

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

  • Autocracy (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Monarchy (noun)

    an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority

  • Autocracy (noun)

    a political system governed by a single individual

  • Autocracy (noun)

    a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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