absolutistic

[ ab-suh-loo-tiz-uhm ]SEE DEFINITION OF absolutistic
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It means a real change of heart, a break with absolutistic hopes, when one takes up this view of the conditions of belief.

History shows how easily both quietists and fanatics have drawn inspiration from the absolutistic scheme.

It is the absolutistic brand, spurning the dust and reared upon pure logic.

WORD ORIGIN

1753 in theology; 1830 in politics, in which sense it was first used by British reformer and parliamentarian Maj. Gen. Thomas Perronet Thompson (1783-1869). See absolute and -ism.

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