|1.||[ adjective ] having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch|
"monarchical gestures" "monarchal pomp"
|2.||[ adjective ] of or relating to or befitting a monarch or monarchy|
|Synonyms:||monarchic monarchical monarchial|
"monarchal (or monarchical) government" "a country that was monarchial in tradition" "reconciled to monarchic rule" "monarchical systems"
|Related terms:||monarchy monarchy monarchy monarchy|
|3.||[ adjective ] (politics) ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch|
"monarchal government" "monarchical systems"