Absolutism

Definition of Absolutism

Ab´so`lu`tism
n.1.The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.
The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling.
- Palfrey.
2.(Theol.) Doctrine of absolute decrees.

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