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Meaning of monarch

mon•arch

Pronunciation: (mon'urk, -ärk), [key]
— n.
  1. a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor.
  2. a sole and absolute ruler of a state or nation.
  3. a person or thing that holds a dominant position: a monarch of international shipping.
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Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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