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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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- (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.]
- (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.
- 2003, Ruth R. Wisse, The Modern Jewish Canon: A Journey Through Language, →ISBN:
- It was the absolutism of his ambition to be a perfect writer (and perhaps also the perfect son) that imperiled him.
theology: doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees
political science: absolute or arbitrary government; despotism
belief in a metaphysical absolute
the state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute or unconditional
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- “absolutism” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, →ISBN, 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|