Absolutism meaning

ăbsə-lo͝otĭzəm
An absolute doctrine, principle, or standard.
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The doctrine or system of government under which the ruler has unlimited powers; despotism.
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The quality of being absolute.
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Any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative.
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(theology) Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees; doctrine that God acts in an absolute manner. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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(political science) The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. [First attested in the early 19th century.]

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(philosophy) Belief in a metaphysical absolute; belief in Absolute. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
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Positiveness; the state of being absolute.
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Origin of absolutism

  • First attested in 1753 (in the theological sense); attested in 1830 in the political sense. From absolute +‎ -ism after French absolutisme.

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