What does the word absolutism mean?

Usage examples for absolutism

  1. The absolutism of the Categorical Imperative is a subjective one, bounded by ourselves, formed of our substance. – Preaching and Paganism by Albert Parker Fitch
  2. A foreigner by birth, brought up in the maxims of absolutism, and in his pious enthusiasm a declared enemy of all papists, he was not the man to guard the sanctuary of the German constitution, or to respect the freedom of the Estates. – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  3. In Norway the effects of absolutism were chiefly perceptible in placing the country more nearly upon an equal footing with Denmark, and in producing a somewhat improved administration. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
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