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absolutism Syllabification: ab·so·lut·ism
Pronunciation: /ˈabsəl(y)o͞oˌtizəm/

Definition of absolutism in English:


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.

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