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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.

absolutistic

(ˌæbsəluːˈtɪstɪk)
adj
relating to absolutism or absolutists
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Adj.1.absolutistic - pertaining to the principle of totalitarianism

absolutistic

adjective
Translations
absolutistisk
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