absolutism Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"absolutism" in British English

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absolutismnoun [U]

uk   /ˈæb.sə.luː.tɪ.zəm/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/ specialized
a ​politicalsystem in which a ​singleruler, ​group, or ​politicalparty has ​completepower over a ​country
(Definition of absolutism from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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absolutismnoun [U]

 /ˌæb·səˈluˌt̬ɪz·əm/
politics & government a ​politicalsystem in which a ​singleleadercontrols all ​branches of ​government and has ​authority over everyone and everything in the ​country
(Definition of absolutism from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “absolutism”
in Chinese (Simplified) 专制政体, 专制制度, 专制主义…
in Chinese (Traditional) 專制政體, 專制制度, 專制主義…
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