Definition of absolutist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈæbsəluːtɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈæbsəluːtɪst//
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  1. 1a person who supports a political system in which a ruler or government has total power at all times The absolutist, Joseph II (1780–90), who succeeded Maria Theresa, failed in his reforms.
  2. 2a person who believes that a political, religious or moral principle is true in all circumstances He was a moral absolutist with little patience for shades of grey—or for dissent.

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