noun. ['ˈæbsəˌluːˌtɪzəm'] the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government.
- political orientation
Words that Rhyme with Absolutism
Example sentences of the word absolutism
1. Noun, singular or mass
One of the strongest aspects of ethical absolutism is its unshakeable confidence in what is morally right or wrong.
Quotes containing the word absolutism
1. According to the moral absolutism that characterizes McCandless's beliefs, a challenge in which a successful outcome is assured isn't a challenge at all.
- Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
2. Religion and ethics were not always - or even frequently - mutually compatible. The demands of religious absolutism or fundamentalism or rampaging relativism often deflected the worst aspects of contemporary culture or prejudices rather than a system which both man and God could live under with a sense of real justice.
- Dan Simmons, The Fall of Hyperion
noun. ['ˈæbsəˌluːˌtɪzəm'] the doctrine of an absolute being.
- school of thought
- philosophical system
noun. ['ˈæbsəˌluːˌtɪzəm'] a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.).
- police state
- one-man rule
noun. ['ˈæbsəˌluːˌtɪzəm'] dominance through threat of punishment and violence.