Absolutist(redirected from absolutistly)
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A person who believes all power should belong to the state. According to absolutism, every corporation, religious organization, or other institution must give way to the state. Absolutism comes from the period in European history before and during the early development of capitalism during which monarchs attempted to centralize. See also: Fascism.
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