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oppressive power ;especially oppressive power exerted by government; a government in which absolute power is vested in a single ruler; especially : one characteristic of an ancient Greek city-state


a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State. The ability to make and pass legislation resides with an elected Parliament, not with the Monarch

Constitutional Monarchy

the doctrine that kings derive their right to rule directly from God and arenot accountable to their subjects; rebellion is the worst of political crimes; "the doctrine ofthe divine right of kings was enunciated by the Stuarts in Britain in the 16th century"

Divine Right

A formal summary of those rights and liberties considered essential to a people or group of people. an English statute of 1689 guaranteeing the

rights and liberty of the individual subject

English Bill of Rights

the system of political organization prevailing in Europe from the 9th to about the 15th centuries having as its basis the relation of lord to vassal with all land held in fee and as chief characteristics homage, the service of tenants under arms and in court, wardship, and forfeiture


the body of law developed in England primarily from judicial decisions based on custom and precedent, unwritten in statute or code, and constituting the basis of the English legal system and of the system in all of the United States except Louisiana

Common Law

English history the charter granted by King John at Runnymede in 1215,recognizing the rights and privileges of the barons, church, and freemen

....The charter that King John of England issued in 1215 at the behest of his barons,recognizing the right of persons to certain basic liberties, such as due process, later also embodied in the American Constitution

Magna Carta

the regular administration of a system of laws, which must conform to fundamental andgenerally accepted legal principles and be applied without favor or prejudice to all citizens.

Due Process of Law

1688 An almost bloodless coup d’état which replaced the Catholic authoritarian James II with the Protestant William III and Mary II.


the events of 1688-89 in England that resulted in the ousting of JamesII and the establishment of William III and Mary II as joint monarchs.

Glorious Revolution