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absolutism

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a system of government in which the ruler has unlimited power
  • concerning absolutism Lord Acton famously observed that "absolute power corrupts absolutely"

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“Absolutism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/absolutism. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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