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Pronunciation:  'absuloo`tizum

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  1. [n]  the doctrine of an absolute being
  2. [n]  the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
  3. [n]  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
  4. [n]  dominance through threat of punishment and violence

ABSOLUTISM is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalism, totalitarianism, totalitarianism, tyranny, tyranny
 See Also: ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, autarchy, autocracy, control, doctrine, dominance, ideology, ism, philosophy, police state, political orientation, political theory, school of thought



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ab"so*lu`tism\, n.
1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the
   absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or
   arbitrary government; despotism.

         The element of absolutism and prelacy was
         controlling.                          --Palfrey.

2. (Theol.) Doctrine of absolute decrees. --Ash.

Thesaurus Terms
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