Definition of Absolutism in English :

Define Absolutism in English

Absolutism meaning in English

Meaning of Absolutism in English

Pronunciation of Absolutism in English

Absolutism pronunciation in English

Pronounce Absolutism in English


see synonyms of absolutism


1. absolutism, despotism, tyranny

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

2. absolutism, authoritarianism, caesarism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

3. absolutism, totalism, totalitarianism

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

4. absolutism

the doctrine of an absolute being

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of absolutism
the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism
2. philosophy
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
the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusion
See also monism (sense 2), pluralism (sense 5b)
3. Christianity
an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination

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see synonyms of absolutism
the doctrine or system of government under which the ruler has unlimited powers; despotism
the quality of being absolute
3.  Philosophy
any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle that is absolute, or not relative

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of absolutism
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.

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