absolutist


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ab·so·lut·ism

 (ăb′sə-lo͞o′tĭz′əm)
n.
1.
a. A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority.
b. A form of government in which all power is vested in a single ruler or other authority.
2. An absolute doctrine, principle, or standard.

ab′so·lut′ist n.
ab′so·lu·tis′tic (-lo͞o-tĭs′tĭk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absolutist - one who advocates absolutismabsolutist - one who advocates absolutism  
adherent, disciple - someone who believes and helps to spread the doctrine of another
Adj.1.absolutist - pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism
Translations
absolutistiabsolutistinen

absolutist

[ˈæbsəluːtɪst]
A. ADJabsolutista
B. Nabsolutista mf

absolutist

[ˌæbsəˈluːtɪst]
adj [belief] → absolutiste
nabsolutiste mf
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