The BBC's Clare Arthurs looks at some of the words and phrases often used in the news and their meanings in various contexts.
This week: monarchy
Clare Arthurs on: monarchy
- a constitutional monarchy
a country which has a monarch whose power is limited by the state
- an absolute monarchy
a country where the monarch is head of the government as well as the head of state. The monarch has the power to govern the country
- a monarchist
a person who supports the idea of a monarchy in his or her country
- a republican
a person who believes there shouldn't be a monarchy and power should only be in the hands of elected officials
A challenge for you
Does your country have a monarchy? If so, how much power does the monarch actually have? If not, would you like to have a monarch?
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