absolutism

  • 1 absolutism — absolutísm s. n. regim politic în care un monarh concentrează în mâinile sale întreaga putere. (< fr. absolutisme) Trimis de tavi, 08.01.2003. Sursa: MDN  ABSOLUTÍSM s.n. Regim politic propriu monarhiei absolute; putere absolută a unui monarh …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 absolutism — absolutism, absolutist state The term itself may be defined as a state form typical of societies in the process of transition from feudalism to capitalism , wherein power is concentrated in the person of a monarch, who has at his or her disposal… …

    Dictionary of sociology

  • 3 Absolutism — Ab so*lu tism, n. 1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. [1913 Webster] The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling. Palfrey.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 absolutism — (n.) 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 (Cf. absolute) and ISM (Cf. ism) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 absolutism — ► NOUN 1) the principle that those in government should have unlimited power. 2) belief in absolute principles in philosophy. DERIVATIVES absolutist noun & adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 absolutism — [ab′sə lo͞o tiz΄əm] n. 1. the doctrine or system of government under which the ruler has unlimited powers; despotism 2. the quality of being absolute 3. Philos. any doctrine involving the existence of some metaphysical or axiological principle… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 absolutism — absolutist, n., adj. absolutistic, adj. absolutistically, adv. /ab seuh looh tiz euhm/, n. 1. the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government. 2. any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are absolute and… …

    Universalium

  • 8 Absolutism — The term Absolutism may refer to: * Absolute idealism, an ontologically monistic philosophy attributed to G.W.F. Hegel. It is Hegel s account of how being is ultimately comprehensible as an all inclusive whole. *Absolute monarchy, a form of… …

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  • 9 absolutism — [[t]æ̱bsəlu͟ːtɪzəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country. ...the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism. 2) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can refer to… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 Absolutism — the position that in a particular domain of thought, all statements in that domain are either absolutely true or absolutely false: none is true for some cultures or eras while false for other cultures or eras. These statements are called absolute …

    Mini philosophy glossary

  • 11 absolutism — noun /ˈæbsəluːtɪzəm/ a) The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. , The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling. Palfrey b) Doctrine… …

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  • 12 absolutism — noun Date: 1830 1. a. a political theory that absolute power should be vested in one or more rulers b. government by an absolute ruler or authority ; despotism 2. advocacy of a rule by absolute standards or principles 3. an absolute standard or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 absolutism — In political theory, the view that there are no restrictions on the rights and powers of the government …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 14 absolutism — Synonyms and related words: Caesarism, Stalinism, absolute monarchy, absolute power, autarchy, authoritarianism, authority, autocracy, benevolent despotism, bond service, bondage, captivity, competence, competency, constituted authority, control …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 15 absolutísm — s. n., g. d. art. absolutísmului …

    Romanian orthography

  • 16 absolutism — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. despotism, autocracy; dogmatism. See authority, certainty. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule: authoritarianism, autocracy, despotism,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 absolutism — ab|so|lut|is|m [ˈæbsəlu:tızəm] n [U] a political system in which a ruler has complete power and authority …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 absolutism — ab|so|lut|ism [ æbsə,lutızəm ] noun uncount a system of government in which one leader has complete power and authority over a country and its citizens …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 absolutism — doctrine of government by a single absolute ruler; autocracy Philosophical Isms …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 20 absolutism — ab·so·lu·tism || æbsÉ™luːtɪzÉ™m n. political principle of absolute power in government, totalitarianism, despotism …

    English contemporary dictionary