Non-absolutist



[ab-suh-loo-tiz-uh m] /ˈæb sə luˌtɪz əm/

noun
1.
the principle or the exercise of complete and unrestricted power in government.
2.
any theory holding that values, principles, etc., are and not relative, dependent, or changeable.
/ˈæbsəluːˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principle or practice of a political system in which unrestricted power is vested in a monarch, dictator, etc; despotism
2.
(philosophy)

3.
(Christianity) an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination
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 and -ism.

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