absolutism - definitions and synonyms

absolutism noun

  1. English Meaning: 

    : dominance through threat of punishment and violence

    Synonyms:

    despotism / tyranny
  2. English Meaning: 

    : a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)

  3. English Meaning: 

    : the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government

  4. English Meaning: 

    : the doctrine of an absolute being