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1 In theol. this word is used in reference to God's absolute sovereignty, esp. as exhibited in predestination.* 2. In philos. it is an alternate name for absolute idealism, with emphasis on complete reality as belonging only to the absolute. 3. In politics the term refers to the view that absolute power is to be vested in rulers.

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