1. [ adjective ] having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch
Synonyms: monarchical

"monarchical gestures" "monarchal pomp"

Related terms: noble
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
Synonyms: monarchic monarchical

"monarchal government" "monarchical systems"

Related terms: undemocratic
Similar spelling:   monarch