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

a political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule

absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly

Synonyms for autocracy

a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

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Political absolutism was exchanged for division of powers; a unique state religion for freedom of creeds; mercantilism for support of private property and free trade; xenophobia for the encouragement of immigration; disregard of the law for judicial principles; and social class differences for equality before the law.
9) In 1863 Acton reiterated that the Church never opposed slavery in principle and that the institution of slavery in which "certain definite rights are lost" was less objectionable than a state of political absolutism, such as Northern mass democracy, where "no rights are assured to the subject.
The theory originates in the hands of Grotius, Hobbes, and Pufendorf as a justificatory tool for political absolutism and, paradoxically, reaches its zenith in Locke with a firm commitment to constitutionalism.
As "culturally dictated" and as an outgrowth of "radical moral activism," Victorian relativity is, Herbert claims, "inseparably intertwined with themes of militant emancipationism and anti-authoritarianism" waging, as it were, an all-out assault on advocates of "truth" and political absolutism connected in conspicuous ways to religious institutions and dogma (9).
Here Dall'Aglio charts the various efforts by Savonarola's disciples to adapt their leader's teachings and prophecies to the new ideologies of the Counter-Reformation and political absolutism.