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English noun: absolutism

1. absolutism (state) dominance through threat of punishment and violence


Synonymsdespotism, tyranny


Broader (hypernym)ascendance, ascendancy, ascendence, ascendency, control, dominance

2. absolutism (group) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)


Synonymsauthoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny


Broader (hypernym)autarchy, autocracy


Narrower (hyponym)police state

3. absolutism (cognition) the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government


Synonymstotalism, totalitarianism


Broader (hypernym)ideology, political orientation, political theory

4. absolutism (cognition) the doctrine of an absolute being


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought









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