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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Iranian people toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime 39 years ago, ending 2,500 years of absolute monarchy in the country.
In Brunei Darussalam, an absolute monarchy, the insurance regulator is the deputy managing director of the Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD), which is under the Ministry of Finance.
Soon after independence the country began to practice the absolute monarchy. The coronation of king is commemorated as Throne Day.
Like the Dutch Royal Family - or Chris Martin from Coldplay." There was extra lunacy in this funpacked finale, thanks to the arrival of a special guest - Camilla needed one world leader to back the absolute monarchy plan, as she believed the whole of the United Nations would then fall in line: "What nutter would do that?" asked Wills.
With the PM in a coma and a recently discovered Magna Carta (verified by the Antiques Roadshow team) that states there should be an absolute monarchy, Prince Charles (Harry Enfield) admirably steps up for the job.
The new constitution is the Southeast Asian country's 20th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932 and critics say it will still give the generals a powerful say over Thai politics for years, if not decades.
However, critics have said the amendments move Jordan closer to being an absolute monarchy, rather than a constitutional monarchy, rolling back the promise of reforms during the 2011 regional uprisings which King Abdullah said would eventually limit his powers as King.
The question is, can reforms work in an absolute monarchy?
This was Malacanang's reaction as a new stream of presidential aspirants trooped to the poll body Tuesday-including a farmer who wants to create a divine government, a teacher favoring absolute monarchy with unlimited power from God, and a missionary with a nickname of Archangel Lucifer.
The country has witnessed numerous instances of fresh constitutions being drafted since the end of the absolute monarchy in 1932.
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.