1. having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch

monarchical gestures


monarchal pomp

Syn: ↑monarchal
Similar to: ↑noble
Derivationally related forms: ↑monarch, ↑monarch (for: ↑monarchal)
2. ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch

monarchal government


monarchical systems

Syn: ↑monarchal, ↑monarchic
Similar to: ↑undemocratic
Derivationally related forms: ↑monarchy (for: ↑monarchic), ↑monarch (for: ↑monarchic), ↑monarch, ↑monarchy, ↑monarchy (for: ↑monarchal), ↑monarch (for: ↑monarchal)

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