Absolutism
Absolutism Ab"so*lu`tism, n. 1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism. [1913 Webster]

The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling. --Palfrey. [1913 Webster]

2. (Theol.) Doctrine of absolute decrees. --Ash. [1913 Webster]


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