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noun [C]     /ˈmɒn.ək/ US  /ˈmɑː.nɚk/
a king or queen: a hereditary monarch Britain's head of state is a constitutional monarch (= only has very limited powers).Royalty, aristocracy and titles monarchic     /məˈnɑː.kɪk/ US  /-ˈnɑːr-/ adjective (also monarchical) formal
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