Synonyms for absolutism

Grammar : Noun
Spell : ab-suh-loo-tiz-uhm
Phonetic Transcription : ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm

Définition of absolutism

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.
  • noun absolute control by government
  • noun political doctrine
Example sentences :
  • If Romanism is to be the religion of the State, let it be allied with Absolutism.
  • Extract from : « Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq. » by Charles James Lever
  • There is a vast difference between this and the absolutism of the mystic.
  • Extract from : « Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I » by John Morley
  • On the other hand, they marked the approach of France to absolutism.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte » by William Milligan Sloane
  • They prepared to undo the work of absolutism by the hand of absolutism.
  • Extract from : « Lectures on the French Revolution » by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
  • Absolutism may thrive without a God, for it needs only slaves.
  • Extract from : « Atheism Among the People » by Alphonse de Lamartine
  • Oriental display and absolutism were emulated by the young king.
  • Extract from : « The World's Progress, Vol. I (of X) » by Various
  • The real limitation on absolutism was the military power of the nobles.
  • Extract from : « A History of Spain » by Charles E. Chapman
  • They only contend for the despotism, the absolutism, the omnipotence of the law.
  • Extract from : « The Law » by Frdric Bastiat
  • Every wrinkle in the assessor's forehead told of arrogance and absolutism.
  • Extract from : « The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 » by Various
  • Absolutism is absolutism, whether predicated of the one or of the many.
  • Extract from : « The Catholic World, Vol. X, October 1869 » by Various

Antonyms for absolutism

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