Monarchical vs Republican - What's the difference?

monarchical | republican |

As adjectives the difference between monarchical and republican

is that monarchical is of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy while republican is advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.

As a noun republican is

someone who favors a republic as a form of government.




(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)
  • Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.
  • * 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 222:
  • Republican ideology had no obvious institutional focus and ideological carrier as was the case with the discourse of reason (the monarchy) and the discourse of law (the parlements ).
  • Of or belonging to a republic.
  • * Macaulay
  • The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate.


    (en noun)
  • Someone who favors a republic as a form of government.
  • * 1791 , James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson :
  • Sir, there is one Mrs Macaulay in this town, a great republican . One day when I was at her house, I put on a very grave countenance, and said to her, 'Madam, I am now become a convert to your way of thinking. I am convinced that all mankind are upon an equal footing...'
  • A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.
  • See also

    * anti-monarchist (1) * antiroyalist (1) * egalitarian (2) * antifascist (4) * rational (5)