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Definition 1: the doctrine of an absolute being - [noun denoting cognition]

(absolutism is a kind of ...) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Definition 2: the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for absolutism in the sense of this definition

(absolutism is a kind of ...) an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation

Definition 3: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.) - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for absolutism in the sense of this definition

(absolutism is a kind of ...) a political system governed by a single individual

(... is a kind of absolutism ) a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)

Definition 4: dominance through threat of punishment and violence - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for absolutism in the sense of this definition

(absolutism is a kind of ...) the state that exists when one person or group has power over another

"her apparent dominance of her husband was really her attempt to make him pay attention to her"

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