absolute monarchy

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absolute monarchy:

see monarchymonarchy,
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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The kingdom, along with other absolute monarchies of the Gulf, fears the Brotherhood brand of grass-roots activism and political Islam could undermine its own authority.
Die Henshall-these, as it is known in Germany, demonstrated that absolute monarchies resembled limited monarchies with representative institutions more closely than they did the 'rogue' despotic monarchies of Denmark, Russia, and the Ottoman Empire.
Comparing the modern conflicts of today to how World War I and II began to purge Europe of it's absolute monarchies, it's a deft look at a changing world, and an optimistic viewpoint of the region for a change.
This gives him a secure base of operations to carry out his role "as the leader of disenfranchised Arabs and other Muslims who seek the liberation of Palestine and the downfall of the authoritarian regimes of the Middle East and absolute monarchies and emirates of the Gulf.
The first was whether the absolute monarchies of Europe were monarchies or despotisms in Montesquieu's use of the terms, and whether they should be models for the future.
One of Africa's last remaining absolute monarchies, the tiny southern African kingdom of Swaziland, is in danger of losing its trading privileges with the United States unless it immediately reforms its labour laws.