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monarchy

noun uk   /ˈmɒn.ə.ki/ us    /ˈmɑː.nɚ-/
[C] a country that has a king or queenRepublics and kingdoms [U] the system of having a king or queen: Is monarchy relevant in the modern world or should it be abolished?Systems of government
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