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- (obsolete) The fact of being finished or perfected; completeness. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the 17th century.]
- The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope.
- the absoluteness of his sovereignty, the absoluteness of his convictions
- Absolute authority, unlimited power; absolutism, despotism. [First attested in the 16th century.]
- 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 8, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes […], book II, London: […] Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821, page 228:
- I know no man that could produce more parts, both naturall and artificiall, fit to preserve his masterie, and to maintaine his absolutenesse, than he doth; yet is hee cleane falne from them like a childe.
- The fact of being without qualifications or conditions; certainty, unconditionality. [First attested in the 17th century.]
- Independent autonomy. [First attested in the 17th century.]
the fact free from any conditions or other beings