Definition of Absolutism

1. Noun. Dominance through threat of punishment and violence.




2. Noun. A form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).

3. Noun. The principle of complete and unrestricted power in government.

4. Noun. The doctrine of an absolute being.

Definition of Absolutism

1. n. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.

Definition of Absolutism

1. Noun. (context: political science) The principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. ¹

2. Noun. (context: theology) Doctrine of preordination; doctrine of absolute decrees. - Ash ¹

3. Noun. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute or unconditional. ¹

4. Noun. Belief in a metaphysical absolute. ¹

5. Noun. Positiveness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Absolutism

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Medical Definition of Absolutism

1. 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. Doctrine of absolute decrees. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Absolutism

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1. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"Thus absolutism is not merely monistic, as is naive naturalism; but is also normative, in that its cosmic unity is the limit or standard of the activity of ..."

2. Studies in Humanism by Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1907)
"The history of English absolutism : its importation from Germany as an ... The discrepancy between absolutism and ordinary religion, exemplified in (i) its ..."

3. A Political and Social History of Modern Europe by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1916)
"absolutism had reached its high-water mark in England long before the power and prestige of the French monarchy had culminated in the person of Louis XIV. ..."

4. A Student's History of Education by Frank Pierrepont Graves (1915)
"CHAPTER XVIII GROWTH OF THE DEMOCRATIC IDEAL IN EDUCATION OUTLINE During the eighteenth century, there appeared the climax to the revolt against absolutism. ..."

5. The Growth of Democracy in the United States: Or, The Evolution of Popular by Frederick Albert Cleveland (1898)
"absolutism, however, is self-limiting. As its acquisitions have been made by force, its assumptions must be maintained by force. Its polity must be such as ..."

6. A Shorter History of England and Greater Britain by Arthur Lyon Cross (1920)
"HENRY VB (1485-1509) The New absolutism.—The victory of Henry Tudor brought ... Revival of absolutism was due to two causes — to the personal character of ..."

7. World History by Hutton Webster (1921)
"absolutism and the Divine Right of Kings MOST European states in the seventeenth ... absolutism prevailed everywhere on the Continent, except in such small ..."

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