Part of speech: noun

Government by a monarch; a territory ruled by a monarch.

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Usage examples "monarchy":

  1. Notwithstanding the wrongs which the latter had attempted to inflict upon him, his antagonism to the royalist officer was chiefly of a political character- chiefly the sublime contempt which a republican must needs feel for a partisan of monarchy- whether simpleton or villain: since one of the two he must be. - "The White Gauntlet", Mayne Reid.
  2. It is simply a form of government, just as monarchy or aristocracy are forms of government. - "Six Letters From the Colonies", Robert Seaton.
  3. Some of them are honest men who are simply against any kind of hereditary monarchy- we'll let them go eventually. - "The Unnecessary Man", Gordon Randall Garrett.