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- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈæb.sə.luː.tɪz.m̩/, /ˈæb.sə.ljuː.tɪz.m̩/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.səˌluˌtɪz.m̩/, /ˈæb.səˌljuˌtɪz.m̩/
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absolutism (plural absolutisms)
- (theology) Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees; doctrine that God acts in an absolute manner. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
- (political science) The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. [First attested in the early 19th century.]
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- The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling.
- (philosophy) Belief in a metaphysical absolute; belief in Absolute. [First attested in the late 19th century.]
- Positiveness; the state of being absolute.
- (rare) The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope; absoluteness.
theology: doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees
political science: absolute or arbritary government; despotism
the state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute or unconditional
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- Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 , ISBN 978-0198605751), page 9
- absolutism at OneLook Dictionary Search
- absolutism in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
absolutism n (uncountable)
absolutism c (uncountable)
Declension of absolutism