absolutist

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Etymology[edit]

From absolute +‎ -ist after French absolutiste.

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Noun[edit]

absolutist (plural absolutists)

  1. One who is in favor of an absolute or autocratic government. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
  2. (metaphysics) One who believes that it is possible to realize a cognition or concept of the Absolute. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir. W. Hamilton to this entry?)
  3. An uncompromising person; one who maintains certain principles to be absolute. [First attested in the early 20th century.][1]

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Adjective[edit]

absolutist (comparative more absolutist, superlative most absolutist)

  1. Of or pertaining to absolutism; arbitrary; despotic; uncompromising. [First attested in the mid 19th century.][1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 9

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

absolut +‎ -ist, since 1825. In the sense of abstinence since 1842.

Noun[edit]

absolutist c

  1. a teetotaller; a person who completely abstains from alcohol
  2. an absolutist; a supporter of absolutism, despotism, dictatorship

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