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Synonyms for absolutism

Synonyms for absolutism

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

a government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives

Synonyms for absolutism

dominance through threat of punishment and violence

a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc

the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

the doctrine of an absolute being

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Even so, market absolutists, along with many emerging market economy leaders, appear to be waiting for the market to work its magic and U.
Recall that absolutists are low on relativism (thus subscribing to universal moral precepts) and high on idealism (thus having acute concern about a given behavior's impact on others).
There is some evidence that sales manager absolutists tend to be more unfavorable in their assessments of certain controversial business situations than are situationists, subjectivists, or exceptionists (e.
Relativists were more approving of a euthanasia vignette than were absolutists.
Not a Quaker himself, but a deep admirer, Kennedy's initial interest in the Friends stemmed from his earlier work on the No-Conscription Fellowship and a consequent encounter with the absolutists of the Friends Service Committee.
As the monarchy and its absolutist allies applied coercive measures (such as refusal of sacraments) to compel acceptance of Unigenitus, Jansenist resistance grew ever stronger.
And for abortion-rights absolutists like Boxer, that's unthinkable.
And yet, when it comes to the issue of medical marijuana, it's the anti-drug absolutists who sound like they've just said yes.
Sometimes he seems to be arguing primarily with those he calls "libertarian absolutists.
Consider, moreover, that the slippery slope becomes the first tactical weapon of absolutists when it comes to eroding a particular label of which they disapprove.
It acknowledges tradeoffs among values, and it admits both the necessity and the limits of political decision making - positions guaranteed to upset both traditional environmentalists and free market absolutists.
They see little need for an alliance with religionists, whom they caricature as narrow-minded absolutists.
And, up to this point, we have yet to find any absolutist claim that is compelling.
But as with absolutist, Sunstein uses Madisonian as a handy label, rather than an accurate historical reference.