ALL meanings of absolutism

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  • uncountable noun absolutism Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country. 3
  • uncountable noun absolutism You can refer to someone's beliefs as absolutism if they think that their beliefs are true, right, or relevant in all situations, especially if you think they are wrong to behave in this way. 3
  • noun absolutism the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism 3
  • noun absolutism any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differences 3
  • noun absolutism the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion 3
  • noun absolutism an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination 3
  • noun absolutism the doctrine or system of government under which the ruler has unlimited powers; despotism 3
  • noun absolutism the quality of being absolute 3
  • noun absolutism any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative 3
  • noun absolutism belief in absolutes 1
  • noun absolutism totalitarian system 1
  • noun absolutism the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. 1
  • noun absolutism any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and not relative, dependent, or changeable. 1
  • noun absolutism The acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters. 1
  • noun absolutism (theology) Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees; doctrine that God acts in an absolute manner. 0
  • noun absolutism (political science) The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. 0
  • noun absolutism (philosophy) Belief in a metaphysical absolute; belief in Absolute. 0
  • noun absolutism Positiveness; the state of being absolute. 0
  • noun absolutism (rare) The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope; absoluteness. 0
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