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A monarchy in which the powers of the ruler are restricted to those granted under the constitution and laws of the nation.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a monarchy governed according to a constitution that limits and defines the powers of the sovereign. Also called: limited monarchy
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a system in which the powers of a monarch are defined and limited by law.
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