- the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government.
- any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and not relative, dependent, or changeable.
Origin of absolutism
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Related Words for absolutisticautarchic, autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, totalitarian, tyrannic, tyrannical, unconditional, unrestrained
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Historical Examples of absolutistic
It means a real change of heart, a break with absolutistic hopes, when one takes up this view of the conditions of belief.Essays in Radical Empiricism
History shows how easily both quietists and fanatics have drawn inspiration from the absolutistic scheme.The Meaning of Truth
It is the absolutistic brand, spurning the dust and reared upon pure logic.Pragmatism
- the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism
- any theory which holds that truth or moral or aesthetic value is absolute and universal and not relative to individual or social differencesCompare relativism
- the doctrine that reality is unitary and unchanging and that change and diversity are mere illusionSee also monism (def. 2), pluralism (def. 5b)
- Christianity an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination