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Re: A Question of Royalty
Posted By: julian, on host
Date: Friday, October 12, 2001, at 03:38:48
In Reply To: Re: A Question of Royalty posted by wintermute on Friday, October 12, 2001, at 01:33:39:

> >
> > The autocracy [translation?]...
> Autocracy: Any form of government ruled by a single person. Perfectly valid, but "Monarchy" would be better.

Come to think of it, "Monarchic autocracy" would be the ultimate nitpicking term, since the monarchy referred to is the one that actually *did* have absolute power, in contrast to the monarchy of today.

> > ...gave the order new regulations [tr?]
> "Rule" (both singular and plural) is the common form for knightly orders, dating to the Rule of the Templars, a 700-point document forbidding the Templars from (among other things) playing chess or bathing more than one a week.

Ah, yes. It's funny how things coincide: Just this lunch break, the topic of chess as an activity for masculine (historically, you understand :) ), power-broking types of people came up in a discussion. Think cigars, malt whiskey, oak panels on the walls of the library, playing for supremacy. Hmf.

> winter"This *is* a fun topic :)"mute

... and it may be about to diverge!

jul"you may make of that whatever you like"ian

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