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  • The acceptance of or belief in absolute principles in political, philosophical, ethical, or theological matters.

    ‘Thus papal absolutism and Spanish absolutism, secular and ecclesiastical power, grew ever more complementary and interdependent.’
    • ‘Benedict's experience of Nazism led him to a fear not of absolutism but of totalitarianism, in which authority and truth are divorced.’
    • ‘It is not moral absolutism but theological relativism we would do well to explore if our real need is for a God with whom we can engage our lives.’
    • ‘In other words, modernity has become critical of modernism and of its own utopian absolutism.’
    • ‘The linchpin of my argument is the distinction between absolutism, relativism, and pluralism.’
    • ‘This arrogant spirit of ontological absolutism pervades his essay.’
    • ‘At its core, this is an argument that absolutism should always be met with absolutism, a notion that I think is wildly mistaken.’
    • ‘Certainly, there was the occasional despot who aspired to religious absolutism.’
    • ‘In the very act of rejecting hierarchies of value, relativism constructs a hierarchy, which values its own relativism above any absolutism.’
    • ‘This absolutism is wrong in principle, and it's also bad politics.’
    • ‘Thus we see evil as being inextricably linked to moral absolutism, by the route of religion, which excludes understanding and is ultimately oppressive.’
    • ‘Yet the German nation did not succeed in shaking off the yoke of absolutism and in establishing democracy and parliamentary government.’
    • ‘They were opposed by a Conservative party, which supported royal absolutism and bureaucratic centralism.’
    • ‘It seemed as if the military and financial power of absolutism excluded every possibility of a revolution in Russia.’
    • ‘Locke's political ideas reflect the alliance of classes that jointly opposed the drive to absolutism in mid and late seventeenth century England.’
    • ‘As Europe basked in the Enlightenment, Popish superstition and its stablemate monarchical absolutism appeared to be receding into the past.’
    • ‘Then the region's leaders sided with absolutism during WWI and then Facism during WWII.’
    • ‘Nor should it be thought that Marx's defence of democratic rights only extended to countries in which there was feudal absolutism.’
    • ‘I was raised Catholic and left at an early age, but the Roman church's absolutism and attention to detail stay with one for life.’
    • ‘At the heart of Schiller's play, written two years before the French Revolution, lies a confrontation between absolutism and liberty.’



/ˈabsəˌlo͞oˌtizəm/ /ˈæbsəˌluˌtɪzəm/ /ˈabsəˌlo͞odizəm/ /ˈæbsəˌludɪzəm/