absolutism


absolutism
[[t]æ̱bsəlu͟ːtɪzəm[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Absolutism is a political system in which one ruler or leader has complete power and authority over a country.

...the triumphal reassertion of royal absolutism.

2) N-UNCOUNT (disapproval) You can refer to someone's beliefs as absolutism if they think that their beliefs are true, right, or relevant in all situations, especially if you think they are wrong to behave in this way.

They are saying, with varying degrees of absolutism, that animals should not be exploited at all.

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absolutist ADJ

This absolutist belief is replaced by an appreciation that rules can vary.


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