One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to a monarch or monarchy.‘a monarchical regime’‘the struggle against monarchical tyranny’
- ‘His views on monarchical systems are a little contradictory.’
- ‘There is a shift from the physical body of the sovereign to the more abstract body of the state—a reinvented monarchical body.’
- ‘They refused to accept any kind of compromise with a monarchical state.’
- ‘One finds a multitude of nondemocratic regimes there, ranging from monarchical kingdoms to authoritarian polities.’
- ‘It inverts the typical opera prologue, traditionally dedicated to monarchical flattery.’
- ‘They are often called on to fill the symbolic vacuum left by the breaking of monarchical ties.’
- ‘Capital punishment seemed an unacceptable relic of monarchical governments, out of place in a republic.’
- ‘George III's rhetorical transformation from symbol of monarchical benevolence to tyrant provided the ultimate justification for revolution.’
- ‘The main innovation was the charter that provided a parliamentary framework to restrain monarchical authority.’
- ‘The monarchical institutions established in 1814 were no more than a temporary stopgap.’
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