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noun as in absolute control by government

noun as in political doctrine

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Not driven by ideology or absolutism, Sean is a leader who prizes progressive pragmatism and believes a government that reflects the diversity of America will perform best for its people.

Additional foundational principles of militia constitutionalism include absolutism.

The Russian Revolution summed everything up in an instant: in place of dynastic rule, absolutism of a different kind.

The play-to-the-base impulse is girded by a righteous certainty that can lead to at best impracticality and at worst absolutism.

What are some great works of literature that you admire for their ability to combat dictatorship and absolutism?

We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.

This is self-government committing economic suicide, putting ideological absolutism ahead of solving problems.

The patriotism of the Japanese is blind and unswerving loyalty to what is practically an absolutism.

The King wished to save them, for he knew that they were the best supporters of the throne of absolutism.

Having felt God, God became for him a necessity: more so even, an essential—an absolutism which banished all else from his mind.

When the royalist gentry went down before Cromwell's Ironsides, absolutism received its death-wound.

The history of English Absolutism distinctly bears out these anticipations.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to absolutism, such as: autarchy, autocracy, despotism, dictatorship, and tyranny.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.