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  • nounabsolute control by government
  • nounpolitical doctrine

synonyms for absolutism

  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny
See also synonyms for: absolutistic / absolutist

antonyms for absolutism

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  • democracy
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How to use absolutism in a sentence

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.
SEAN MELOY, POLITICS GURU FOR LGBTQ VICTORY FUND, DECLARES RUN FOR CONGRESSCHRIS JOHNSONNOVEMBER 9, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Additional foundational principles of militia constitutionalism include absolutism.
PLOT TO KIDNAP MICHIGAN’S GOVERNOR GREW FROM THE MILITIA MOVEMENT’S TOXIC MIX OF CONSTITUTIONAL FALSEHOODS AND HALF-TRUTHSLGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 13, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
The patriotism of the Japanese is blind and unswerving loyalty to what is practically an absolutism.
REVOLUTION AND OTHER ESSAYSJACK LONDON
The King wished to save them, for he knew that they were the best supporters of the throne of absolutism.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
Having felt God, God became for him a necessity: more so even, an essential—an absolutism which banished all else from his mind.
ISLAM HER MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUEARTHUR GLYN LEONARD
When the royalist gentry went down before Cromwell's Ironsides, absolutism received its death-wound.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
The history of English Absolutism distinctly bears out these anticipations.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
They were happier, these poor people, when the nobles and the bishops tempered the absolutism of the king.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
But the principles of absolutism, and not those of a regulated liberty, were to rule in Louisiana.
A HALF CENTURY OF CONFLICT - VOLUME IFRANCIS PARKMAN
Again, Turgot did nothing to redeem it by personal conciliatoriness in carrying out the designs of a benevolent absolutism.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES (VOL. 2 OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ABSOLUTISM

  • absolutism
  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny
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