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absolute monarchy:

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form of government in which sovereignty is vested in a single person whose right to rule is generally hereditary and who is empowered to remain in office for life.
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In Western eyes, this made the emperor not just an autocrat whose word was law but an unlimited autocrat--an absolute monarch.
The 67-year-old absolute monarch, who is one of the world's wealthiest rulers and a close ally of Britain, declared last year that he wanted to introduce a full sharia system in his country.
He also criticized Qatar's former absolute monarch, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and mocked "sheikhs playing on their PlayStations", Reuters reported.
His chapter on the controversy over the canonization of Plus XII is a balanced treatment of a difficult issue that illustrates how a pope, far from being an absolute monarch, is often pulled to and fro by multiple interests seeking to influence his decisions.
John Paul I, who would serve as Pope for barely more than a month, wanted to eschew the wearing of the papal tiara because the symbolism of the Holy Father as an absolute monarch was outdated.
The King himself, an absolute monarch, made a great deal of money through conquest colonisation and taxation.
YOUR correspondent Max Robespierre (Views of the North, June 16) is confusing an absolute monarch with a constitutional one.
Summary: CAIRO - Al-Azhar, the world's most prestigious seat of Islamic learning, has celebrated the completion of the project of Mohamed Bin Rashed Al-Maktoum, the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Absolute Monarch of Dubai, to preserve the manuscripts of Al-Azhar and publish them online.
5 billion rand ($370 million) after critics said it threw a lifeline to an absolute monarch running the state as a person fiefdom, according to Reuters.
Now we have an absolute monarch that is a pope as well.
In a half hour address on Friday night, the nearly absolute monarch laid out a proposal to share power and strengthen individual rights.
Saudi authorities announced in March that half the seats in municipal councils would in future be elected, a radical step in a country ruled by an absolute monarch that currently has no elected government institutions.