A society that's monarchical is ruled by a king or queen. In a monarchical state, rulers inherit their power from their parents or other relatives.

Some monarchical states are known as "elected monarchies," in which citizens elect a monarch, but most have been hereditary, with monarchical rule passing from parent to child, and lasting for the ruler's lifetime. This style of government is unusual today, though it was common before the nineteenth century. Most remaining monarchical countries, like Great Britain, are constitutional monarchies, in which the king or queen has a ceremonial role. The Greek root word is monarkhia, "ruling of one."

Definitions of monarchical

adj ruled by or having the supreme power resting with a monarch

monarchical systems”
monarchal, monarchic
not in agreement with or according to democratic doctrine or practice or ideals

adj having the characteristics of or befitting or worthy of a monarch

monarchical gestures”
of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times

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