Monarchical vs Imperial - What's the difference?

monarchical | imperial |

As an adjective monarchical

is of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.

As a proper noun imperial is

a city in california.




(en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.
  • Although a socialist he did have monarchical leanings
  • Having sole or undivided authority.
  • *2009 , (Diarmaid MacCulloch), A History of Christianity , Penguin 2010, p. 133-4:
  • *:But in this contest of martyrs, it was Ignatius's passionate account of a monarchical episcopal ministry which set the pattern for the future.
  • Synonyms

    * monarchal, monarchial

    Derived terms

    * monarchical hero



    (en adjective)
  • Related to an empire, emperor, or empress.
  • * Shakespeare
  • the imperial diadem of Rome
  • Relating to the British imperial system of measurement.
  • Very grand or fine.
  • Of special, superior, or unusual size or excellence.
  • Synonyms

    * imperial system * (humorous) old money

    Derived terms

    * Imperial City * imperially * imperial prince * imperial princess * imperialism * imperialist * imperiality * imperialities


    (en noun)
  • A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 6 liters of fluid, eight times the volume of a standard bottle.
  • (paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.
  • Usage notes

    A Champagne or Burgundy wine bottle with this volume would be called a Methuselah. ----