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Definition of "absolutism" []

  • A political theory holding that all power should be vested in one ruler or other authority. (noun)
  • A form of government in which all power is vested in a single ruler or other authority. (noun)
  • An absolute doctrine, principle, or standard. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "absolutism" in a sentence
  • "What seems to be forgotten in such absolutism is what is lost in that pursuit."
  • "I suspect that the federal courts absolutism is a response to the conservative tribunal absolutism."
  • "This, not biblical absolutism, is ancient and traditional Christianity."