constitutional monarchy

constitutional monarchy noun
A monarchy in which the power of the sovereign is defined and limited by the constitution
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Main Entry:constitute

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constitutional monarchy UK US noun [countable] [singular constitutional monarchy plural constitutional monarchies]
a country ruled by a king or queen whose powers are limited by a constitution
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constitutional monarchy,
a monarchy in which the ruler has only those powers given to him by the constitution and laws of the nation: »

They [the Hittites] evolved a pioneering constitutional monarchy; their kings had to answer to a council of nobles (Newsweek).

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noun, pl ⋯ -chies [count]
: a system of government in which a country is ruled by a king and queen whose power is limited by a constitution

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constitutional monarchy [constitutional monarchy] noun
a country that is governed by a king or queen within laws which limit his or her power. Britain is governed in this way, with the Queen (or King) as head of state and with Parliament and the elected government holding almost all the real power. This system began to develop slowly in the 17th century, when the Bill of Rights became law, and then developed more quickly after the Reform Act of 1832.

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  • Constitutional monarchy — Part of the Politics series on Monarchism …   Wikipedia

  • constitutional monarchy — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms constitutional monarchy : singular constitutional monarchy plural constitutional monarchies a country ruled by a king or queen whose powers are limited by a constitution …   English dictionary

  • constitutional monarchy — n government by a king or queen within laws which limit his or her power. Britain is governed in this way, with the Queen (or King) as head of state and with Parliament and the elected government holding almost all real power. This system began… …   Universalium

  • constitutional monarchy. — constitutional monarch. See limited monarchy. [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • constitutional monarchy. — constitutional monarch. See limited monarchy. [1795 1805] …   Useful english dictionary

  • constitutional monarchy — noun A monarchy in which the monarchs power is limited by a written constitution. Syn: limited monarchy …   Wiktionary

  • constitutional monarchy — /kɒnstəˌtjuʃənəl ˈmɒnəki/ (say konstuh.tyoohshuhnuhl monuhkee) noun a form of monarchy in which the power of the sovereign is limited by a constitution, whether written (as in Australia) or unwritten (as in Britain). Also, limited monarchy …   Australian English dictionary

  • constitutional monarchy — consti,tutional monarchy noun count a country ruled by a king or queen whose powers are limited by a CONSTITUTION …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • constitutional monarchy — government by a King which is not absolute but rather exists together with a constitution …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Australians for Constitutional Monarchy — Infobox Political Party party name = Australians for Constitutional Monarchy party leader1 title = National Convener leader1 name = David Flint (Since 1998) foundation = June 1992 ideology = Monarchism headquarters = Sydney, New South Wales,… …   Wikipedia

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