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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.
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absolutism

(ˈæbsəluːˌtɪzəm)
n
1. the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism
2. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differences. Compare relativism
b. the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion. See also monism2, pluralism5b
3. (Theology) Christianity an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination
ˈabsoˌlutist n, adj
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ab•so•lut•ism

(ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm)

n.
1. the principle or the exercise of unrestricted power in government.
2. any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and not relative, dependent, or changeable.
[1745–55]
ab′so•lut`ist, n., adj.
ab`so•lu•tis′tic, adj.
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absolutism

the theory and exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. See also autarchy, autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, monarchy, oligarchy. — absolutist, n., adj.absolutistic. adj.
See also: Government
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absolutism

A political theory that all power should be in the hands of a single ruler.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.absolutism - dominance through threat of punishment and violenceabsolutism - dominance through threat of punishment and violence
ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, dominance, control - the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; "her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"
2.absolutism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)absolutism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
3.absolutism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in governmentabsolutism - the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
4.absolutism - the doctrine of an absolute beingabsolutism - the doctrine of an absolute being  
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
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absolutism

noun dictatorship, tyranny, totalitarianism, authoritarianism, despotism, autocracy, arbitrariness, absolute rule, absoluteness, autarchy the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism
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absolutism

noun
1. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
2. A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives:
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Translations
apsolutizam
absolutismeenevelde

absolutism

[ˈæbsəluːtɪzəm] Nabsolutismo m
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absolutism

[ˌæbsəˈluːtɪzəm] n
(political system)absolutisme m
(absolutist way of thinking)absolutisme m
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absolutism

nAbsolutismus m
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absolutism

[ˈæbsəluːˌtɪzm] n (Pol) → assolutismo
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