Origin: F. Monarchie, L. Monarchia, Gr. See Monarch.
3. The territory ruled over by a monarch; a kingdom. What scourage for perjury Can this dark monarchy afford false Clarence. (Shak) fifth monarchy, a universal monarchy, supposed to be the subject of prophecy in Daniel II.; the four preceding monarchies being Assyrian, persian, Grecian, and roman. See Fifth Monarchy men, under Fifth.