Definition of monarch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɒnək//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːnərk//
, NAmE//ˈmɑːnɑːrk//
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a person who rules a country, for example a king or a queen Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin monarcha, from Greek monarkhēs, from monos ‘alone’ + arkhein ‘to rule’. Wordfinderabdicate, accede, crown, king, government, monarch, throne, reign, royal, successionExtra examples a new law which limited the power of the monarch Queen Victoria was England’s longest reigning monarch. The constitutional monarch , as head of state, has limited powers.
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