Definitions for absolutismˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ab•so•lut•ismˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm(n.)

  1. the principle or the exercise of unrestricted power in government.

    Category: Government

  2. any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and not relative, dependent, or changeable.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. absolutism, tyranny, despotism(noun)

    dominance through threat of punishment and violence

  2. dictatorship, absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny(noun)

    a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

  3. absolutism, totalitarianism, totalism(noun)

    the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

  4. absolutism(noun)

    the doctrine of an absolute being


  1. absolutism(Noun)

    The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.

  2. absolutism(Noun)

    Doctrine of absolute decrees. - Ash

  3. absolutism(Noun)

    The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute;

  4. Origin: First attested in 1753 for the theology sense, and 1830 for the political sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Absolutism(noun)

    the state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism

  2. Absolutism(noun)

    doctrine of absolute decrees


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