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absolutism

Syllabification: ab·so·lut·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈabsəl(y)o͞oˌtizəm
 
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Definition of absolutism in English:

noun

The acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters.
Example sentences
  • Thus papal absolutism and Spanish absolutism, secular and ecclesiastical power, grew ever more complementary and interdependent.
  • Benedict's experience of Nazism led him to a fear not of absolutism but of totalitarianism, in which authority and truth are divorced.
  • It is not moral absolutism but theological relativism we would do well to explore if our real need is for a God with whom we can engage our lives.

Derivatives

absolutist

1
noun& adjective
Example sentences
  • Absolutist tyrannies are far more likely than democracies to breed absolutist tyrannical resistance groups willing to do anything to fight back.
  • I'm not sure that I would call the debate relativist vs. absolutist since my only contention is that not everything is totally relative.
  • The English were more against the pope because he was a foreign power who tried to bolster the cause of absolutist governments.

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