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Definition of Absolutism


  1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.
  2. Doctrine of absolute decrees.

Absolutism Quotations

George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as 'evil.' Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.
Christopher Hitchens

All parties without exception, when they seek for power, are varieties of absolutism.
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
Lajos Kossuth

Relativity must replace absolutism in the realm of morals as well as in the spheres of physics and biology.
Thomas Cochrane

If I hear someone say something, and they're 100 per cent about it, then it's almost inevitable that I'll take the opposite view. I guess I feel at odds with things like society. Absolutism is always a trigger for me.
Andy Serkis
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Absolutism Translations

absolutism in Dutch is absolutisme
absolutism in French is absolutisme
absolutism in German is Absolutismus {m}
absolutism in Spanish is absolutismo
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