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absolutism

ab suh loohti zuhm

  • n  dominance through threat of punishment and violence
  • n  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
  • n  the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
  • n  the doctrine of an absolute being

  • In fact, for abortion opponents whose views fall anywhere short of fanatical absolutism, the answer ought to be easy as well: full speed ahead.
  • Nor has Guevara's uncompromising, unrealistic style of struggle, or his ethical absolutism, prevailed.
  • Thereafter it became an instrument for bolstering up absolutism and in influence and practical good it remained in reality, to use the words of Metternich, "a sonorous nothing.
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  • Potsdam, Germany gives a journey into history books
    POTSDAM, Germany – In the days of the Berlin Wall— that unforgettable symbol of Communist absolutism—the dateline for anything coming out of this city of 159,456, which rests in the middle 20 lakes and rivers, would have required that you link Potsdam with East Germany.
    Aug. 21, 2013 - The News-Reporter
Quotes

  • Rowan Williams in Telegraph.co.uk
    Bad religion is a very powerful tool for bad people to use against each other, because it carries with it some of that absolutism that is rooted in a rather insecure kind of faith,said Dr Williams.
  • Pat Roberts in MSNBC
    While risky, setting a deadline is vital to send a message that business as usual is no longer acceptable to the people. Every minute delayed in ending the conflict is a minute gained by forces of militant absolutism committed to erase the... Daniel http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNFKicWKYcTEr0IYklrJvpoO1SW3IQ Earthtimes.org http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/news_press_release,180805.shtml&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNH9ng2HoG0uS_JCFC1ULC4l0pd-IQ Sep 18, 2007 409 755 absolutism I'm hopeful through the debate on this nominee, and the next Supreme Court nomination, we can avoid the destructive partisanship that approached the brink of absolutism in ideology," said Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan.

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