a form of monarchy in which the ruler is limited by a constitution. Usually the limitations take the form of a need to consult and representative body or religious authorities. Culture
a monarchy in which the power of the ruler is restricted by the constitution and the laws of the nation. (p. 152)
a country in which head of the state is a king or a queen
a democratic government in which the monarch is retained as the ceremonial head of state but has little or no political power
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a form of government in which a king or queen rules with limits to their power along with a governing body (i
a form of government in which the monarch's powers are limited by a constitution
A ruler who has shared governmental powers with elected legislatures or serves mainly as ceremonial leader of a country
A system of government in which the supreme law is the nation's Constitution but the formal head of state is a monarch, 96 represented in Canada by the Governor General and in Alberta by the Lieutenant Governor.
A system of government in which the supreme law is the nation's constitution but the head of state is the monarch. In Canada, the head of state is the Queen represented by the Governor General and in the provinces by the Lieutenant Governor.
A system of government in which the actions of the King or Queen as Head of State are constrained by the provisions of the constitution. New Zealand is a constitutional monarchy.
a monarchy were the king remains head of state but all lawmaking power goes to the hands of another governing body such as the National Assembly. (p. 704)
The formal mode of government in Canada, in which executive, legislative and judicial powers are defined in legislation such as the Constitution Act, 1867 and divided between representatives of the Crown and the federal and provincial Cabinets.
form of government established under a constitutional system whereby a state is ruled by a monarch as sovereign head of state but subject to constitutional limits on the sovereign power. In Canada, as in almost all cases today, the monarch's powers are symbolic and exercised by the political executive with a system of representative democracy.
A constitutional monarchy is a form of monarchical government established under a constitutional system which acknowledges an elected or hereditary monarch as head of state. Modern constitutional monarchies usually implement the concept of trias politica or "separation of powers", where the monarch either is the head of the executive branch or simply has a ceremonial role. Where a monarch holds absolute power, it is known as an absolute monarchy.