Monarchical vs Republican - What's the difference?
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.
Of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.
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.
- Although a socialist he did have monarchical leanings
* monarchal, monarchial
* monarchical hero
Advocating or supporting a republic as a form of government.
* 2002 , , The Great Nation , Penguin 2003, p. 222:
Of or belonging to a republic.
- 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 ).
- The Roman emperors were republican magistrates named by the senate.
Someone who favors a republic as a form of government.
* 1791 , James Boswell, Life of Samuel Johnson :
A bird of a kind that builds many nests together: the American cliff swallow, or the South African weaver bird.
- 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...'
* anti-monarchist (1)
* antiroyalist (1)
* egalitarian (2)
* antifascist (4)
* rational (5)