government headed by religious leaders or a leader regarded as a god
state ruled over by a single person, as a king or queen: succession usually hereditary
form of government in which the leader has absolute power and authority
a system of government in which a small group holds power
A government in which power is in the hands of a hereditary ruling class or nobility.
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representative
government based on absolute power or cruelty
a form of government in which citizens elect representatives to speak or act for them