1. [ noun ] (politics) the principle of complete and unrestricted power in government
Synonyms: totalism totalitarianism
Related terms: political_orientation
2. [ noun ] (politics,government) a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
Synonyms: dictatorship tyranny Stalinism monocracy despotism one-man_rule shogunate totalitarianism Caesarism authoritarianism
Related terms: autocracy police_state
3. [ noun ] (government) dominance through threat of punishment and violence
Synonyms: despotism tyranny
Related terms: dominance
4. [ noun ] (religion) the doctrine of an absolute being
Related terms: doctrine
Similar spelling:   absolutist