absolutism

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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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pause and modify the absolutism with, for example, "excellent," "not very good," "almost," "in my experience," "for the moment," etc.
When we find ourselves using the very common absolutisms such as always, never, forever, eternity, pure, final, ultimate, and so on, we could say to ourselves: "Was that term necessary?
Absolutisms fit very well into the orientations that are generally accepted in our culture.
I am here pleading for the orientation into which absolutisms do not fit.