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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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Stevens was not, however, the end of the new absolutism story; rather, it was just the beginning, as the next case reveals.
It would be impossible to have such a field with theological absolutism in place, they say.
Dee concludes that war was the main element responsible for a hardening of absolutism. Yet in his final analysis, the author concludes that absolutism under Louis XIV was not coercive, but rather light, based on mutual interest and co-operation between the local elites and the royal authorities.
Supporting her argument with substantial data on the development of farce and on cultural, religious, and political events, Beam reconstructs a part of history from the pre-Religious Wars (1450-1550) until the establishment of absolutism in France (1550-1660).
Three sexual values were identified and defined with students asked to select the sexual value they currently adhered to: Absolutism was defined as "intercourse before marriage is wrong"; relativism-"if you are in a loving relationship, intercourse is ok even if not married"; and hedonism-"if it feels good, do it--being in love or being married don't matter." Responses to these three sexual values were cross-classified to determine the statistical significance of hypothesized differences (Chi Square).
Moreover, an added bonus is an understanding of absolutism that gets away from the now outdated view that is was primarily a historical process of royal power suppressing local privileges.
In "Absolutism and the Marginalization of Festive Societies" and "Jesuit Theater: Christian Civility and Absolutism on the Civic stage" Beam grapples with the linkage between the emergence of absolutism and the demise of festive societies and amateur farce players, pointing up the lack of evidence of direct royal prohibitions.
Absolutism in communication is another concept that general semantics attacks.
The first piece of evidence is that the existence of two contradictory theories of truth in Hobbes' philosophy is due to the fact that, on the one hand, the conventional view--that truth is a coherent use of names arbitrarily defined--is supported by the political stance in favour of absolutism, since the king must be able to define, even without regard for truth, what 'justice', 'goodness', etc.
How come the Royal motto, Dieu et mon droit (God and my right), still stands when in fact absolutism no longer squares with the crown head of Britain, the English Civil War having divested the monarchy of any God-given rights, absolutism included?
Wilkes served his faction as one of its ablest propagandists, anonymously publishing a newspaper, the North Briton, that lampooned Bute as a friend of royal absolutism and enemy of English liberty.
A Study Of Major Political Thinkers In France From The Seventeenth To The Twentieth Century: From Absolutism To Socialism by Nigel A.
On college campuses students are far too eager to exchange a theology of the cross and the awe and mystery of the gospel for a theology of absolutism and triumphalism.
Unlike Gauchet, however, Soil is particularly concerned to demonstrate the symbiotic relationship between humanism and absolutism. He argues that, in furthering its absolutist program, the French monarchy turned to humanist editors and translators, who were eager to put their philological skills in the service of the crown.