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

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

(Christianity) an uncompromising form of the doctrine of predestination

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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