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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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