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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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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.
In light of these high stakes, absolutist constitutional rhetoric runs the risk of unduly alienating litigation losers, sending the message that they are cultural outsiders whose understandings of our nation's core values are fundamentally incorrect.
Initially, the market absolutists shrugged off the global slump, arguing that it would be minor or short.
Absolutists, Situationists, Subjectivists, and Exceptionists
Canadian courts, usually so keen on fine points of nuanced distinction (that is their "high-level, specialized, intellectual work" that Chief Justice McLachlin recently praised) are absolutists when it comes to equality claims.
Somewhere in-between the absolutists and the warriors lay the majority of Friends, reluctantly prepared to render aid unto Caesar by serving in auxiliary capacities.
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.
He knew he had Douglas's vote and that of the two other absolutists, Justices Black and William J.
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.
Absolutists come in more than one stripe, however .
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.