As nouns the difference between monarchy and duchy
is that monarchy
is a government in which sovereignty is embodied within a single, today usually hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler) while duchy
is a dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
A government in which sovereignty is embodied within a single, today usually hereditary head of state (whether as a figurehead or as a powerful ruler).
* An absolute monarchy is a monarchy where the monarch is legally the ultimate authority in all temporal matters.
* A constitutional monarchy is a monarchy in which the monarch's power is legally constrained, ranging from where minor concessions have been made to appease certain factions to where the monarch is a figurehead with all real power in the hands of a legislative body.
The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom.
A form of government where sovereignty is embodied by a single ruler in a state and his high aristocracy representing their separate divided lands within the state and their low aristocracy representing their separate divided fiefs.
- What scourge for perjury / Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence?
Historically refers to a wide variety of systems with a single, nominally absolute ruler (compare (m), (m)), today primarily refers to and connotes a traditional, hereditary position, often with mainly symbolic power. Typically used of rulers who use the terms (m)/(m) or (m)/(m).
A dominion or region ruled by a duke or duchess.
* A Grand Duchy may be a self-governing state.
* A simple duchy tends to be a part of a larger kingdom or empire.