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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In the end, Wills saved us from an absolute monarchy - while Theresa May (Gillian Bevan) said she would abolish it: "Good
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The world\'s top oil exporter, an absolute monarchy, is highly sensitive to public criticism and has imprisoned activists for publishing attacks on the ruling Al Saud dynasty and senior clerics.
The world's top oil exporter, an absolute monarchy, is highly sensitive to public criticism and has imprisoned activists for publishing attacks on the ruling Al Saud dynasty and senior clerics.
There is a rare breed of monarchy called absolute monarchy where the leader does have extreme powers, equivalent to a dictator.
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The army, seen by many as sympathetic to anti-government protesters, has staged 11 coups since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932.
Thailand's army has staged at 11 successful coups since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932.
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It draws parallels between the oneness and power of God and the uniqueness of the state in an effort to justify absolute monarchy.