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monarchy

noun
     
Related topics: Government
mon‧ar‧chy plural monarchies
1 [uncountable]PG the system in which a country is ruled by a king or queen:
the abolition of the monarchy
2 [countable]PG a country that is ruled by a king or queen [↪ republic]
3

the monarchy

the king or queen of a country, and his or her family:
People are going to be questioning the role of the monarchy more and more.

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