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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.
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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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A more complete imagination than Philip's might have pictured a youth of splendid hope, for he must have been entering upon manhood in 1848 when kings, remembering their brother of France, went about with an uneasy crick in their necks; and perhaps that passion for liberty which passed through Europe, sweeping before it what of absolutism and tyranny had reared its head during the reaction from the revolution of 1789, filled no breast with a hotter fire.
The serf, in the period of serfdom, raised himself to membership in the commune, just as the petty bourgeois, under the yoke of feudal absolutism, managed to develop into a bourgeois.
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And Razumov reflected that the man was simply unable to understand a reasonable adherence to the doctrine of absolutism.
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Keeping them distinct enables us to appreciate the uniqueness of religions without claims to superiority, acknowledge ultimacy, and repudiate absolutism. Such clarity, I hope, will help remove the polemical sting from the discussion and move it in newer ways such that the legitimate concern of pluralists- interreligious dialogue and collaboration--can be addressed.
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In overcoming the absolutism of political distinction and the nihilism of anti-political indistinctness, the unpolitical implies the relativist conception of the political and the anti-political as relative to each other, which hints at the necessity of recognizing the limits of political myths by adapting their distinctions to the circumstances, instead of leaving them unquestioned as absolute or just denying them with nihilist indifference.
The same cry was heard 30 years ago, only for one for m of absolutism to yield to another.