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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ab·so·lut·ism /ˈæbsəˌluˌtɪzəm/ 名詞
 專制主義, 專制政治論, 絕對論

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ab·so·lu·tism n.
 1. The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.
    The element of absolutism and prelacy was controlling.   --Palfrey.
 2. Theol. Doctrine of absolute decrees.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 absolutism
      n 1: dominance through threat of punishment and violence [syn: tyranny,
            despotism]
      2: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute
         dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or
         opposition etc.) [syn: dictatorship, authoritarianism,
          Caesarism, despotism, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate,
          Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny]
      3: the principle of complete and unrestricted power in
         government [syn: totalitarianism, totalism]
      4: the doctrine of an absolute being