From monarch + -ical.
monarchical (comparative more monarchical, superlative most monarchical)
- Of or pertaining to a monarch or monarchy.
- Although a socialist he did have monarchical leanings
- 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.