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byʊˈrɒk rə si - Show Spelled Pronunciation[byoo-rok-ruh-see] Pronunciation Key - Show
government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials. the body of officials and administrators, esp. of a government or government department.
mon·ar·chy ˈmɒn ər ki - Show Spelled Pronunciation[mon-er-kee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun, plural -chies. 1. 2. a state or nation in which the supreme power is actually or nominally lodged in a monarch. Compare MONARCHY, LIMITED MONARCHY. supreme power or sovereignty held by a single person
vas·sal –noun 1. 2.
ˈvæs əl - Show Spelled Pronunciation[vas-uh l] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
(in the feudal system) a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant. a person holding some similar relation to a superior; a subject, subordinate, follower, or retainer.
pa·pa·cy ˈpeɪ pə si - Show Spelled Pronunciation[pey-puh-see] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun, plural -cies. Roman Catholic Church. 1. 2. the office, dignity, or jurisdiction of the pope. the system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head. sov·er·eign ˈsɒv rɪn, ˈsɒv ər ɪn, ˈsʌv- - Show Spelled Pronunciation[sov-rin, sov-er-in, suhv-] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –noun 1. a mo nar ch; a kin g, qu ee n, or oth er su pre me rul er.
2. a per son wh o has sov ere ign po we r or aut hor ity.
pit al lett er ) the leg isla tur e of Gre at Brit ain , his tori call y the ass em bly of the thr ee est ate s, no w co mp ose d of Lor ds Spi ritu al an d Lor ds Te mp ora l, for mi ng tog eth er the Ho use of Lor ds, an d rep res ent ati ves of the
Mer·o·vin·gi·an ˌmɛr əˈvɪn dʒi ən, -dʒən - Show Spelled Pronunciation[mer-uh-vin-jee-uh n, -juh n] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective 1. of or pertaining to the Frankish dynasty established by Clovis, which reigned in Gaul and Germany from a.d. 476 to 751.
Car·o·lin·gi·an Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective
ˌkær əˈlɪn dʒi ən - Show Spelled Pronunciation[kar-uh-lin-jee-uh n] Pronunciation Key -
1. of or pe rta ini ng to th e Fra nki sh dy na sty th at rei gn ed in Fra nc e a.d . 75 1– 98 7, firs t un de r Ch arl e m ag ne, an d in Ge rm an y un til a.d . 91 1. ex ·c he q· ue r