Meaning of absolutism

ab•so•lut•ism

Pronunciation: (ab'su-l-tiz"um), [key]
— 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 not relative, dependent, or changeable.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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