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Synonyms for absolutism

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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

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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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There was a fairer system in the Second World War with more impartial local tribunals and more effort to find them alternative work, though some absolutists rejected the move.
For the Quakers, who had been instrumental in getting the conscience clause added to the Military Service Act, the decision to be "absolutist" or "non-combatant" wasn't as clear-cut as might be imagined.
Initially, the market absolutists shrugged off the global slump, arguing that it would be minor or short.
Absolutists, Situationists, Subjectivists, and Exceptionists
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.
There are also students who are absolutists believing that this "Enlightenment realism" is destructively relativistic.
Most Muslims are not absolutists at all, and are in fact deeply opposed to the absolutists in their midst.
If her study is basically a depouillement, it receives meaningful structure from her underlying distinction between "absolutists" and "constitutionalists," and from organized attention to less lasting currents such as those of the sixteenth-century politiques and the eighteenth-century nobiliaires.
The grander argument of this book is more difficult to prove, given that the number of translations reached its peak in 1589-1590 and Parmelee's own admission that, "evidence of the direct influence of French absolutists on English writers is slight" (117).
His main focus, however, is on controversies that divided Jansenists and constitutionalists on the one hand, from Jesuits and absolutists on the other.
She says, "For absolutists, the `right-to-die' issue is as indisputable as abortion: Killing oneself, or helping another to die, is murder; although the first act is humanly unpunishable, the second ought to be penalized to the full extent of the law, which, in most states, requires that the perpetrator receive assistance in dying by electrocution, suffocation, or lethal injection....
In so doing he provoked not a theoretical war (the ship money case, Burgess insists, |was not a clash of absolutists and constitutionalists') but doubts about the certainty of the law and its capacity to settle disputes.
In the left-right/ North-South debate that permeates today's ideological exchanges, cultural absolutists specifically argue that culture is of more value than the internationally-accepted (but Western in origin) principle of human rights.
In the central part of WEST, Chapters 4 to 8, Earman sets out his reasons for thinking that relationists who accept both R1 and R2 will have tremendous difficulties in meeting the challenges of absolutists. Though Earman may occasionally exaggerate the problems facing relationists, his general assessment of the standard debate is reasonably fair.
Anti-torture absolutists often point out that we were able to beat Hitler without resorting to torture.