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Absolutism

Absolutism Meaning & Definition
Absolutism Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Absolutism?

[n] the doctrine of an absolute being
[n] the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
[n] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
[n] dominance through threat of punishment and violence

Synonyms | Synonyms for Absolutism: authoritarianism | Caesarism | despotism | despotism | dictatorship | monocracy | one-man rule | shogunate | Stalinism | totalism | totalitarianism | totalitarianism | tyranny | tyranny

Related Terms | Find terms related to Absolutism: absolute monarchy | absolute power | autarchy | authoritarianism | authority | autocracy | benevolent despotism | bond service | bondage | Caesarism | captivity | competence | competency | constituted authority | control | czarism | debt slavery | delegated authority | deprivation of freedom | despotism | dictatorship | disenfranchisement | disfranchisement | divine right | domination | enslavement | enthrallment | faculty | feudalism | feudality | helotism | helotry | indentureship | indirect authority | inherent authority | jus divinum | kaiserism | lawful authority | legal authority | legitimacy | monarchy | one-man rule | one-party rule | paternalism | peonage | power | prerogative | regality | restraint | right | rightful authority | royal prerogative | serfdom | serfhood | servility | servitude | slavery | Stalinism | subjection | subjugation | the say | the say-so | thrall | thralldom | totalitarianism | tyranny | vassalage | vested authority | vicarious authority | villenage

See Also | ascendance | ascendancy | ascendence | ascendency | autarchy | autocracy | control | doctrine | dominance | ideology | ism | philosophy | police state | political orientation | political theory | school of thought

Absolutism In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab"so*lu`tism\, n. 1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling. --Palfrey. 2. (Theol.) Doctrine of absolute decrees. --Ash.

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