Absolute(a.) Loosed from any limitation or condition; uncontrolled; unrestricted; unconditional; as, absolute authority, monarchy, sovereignty, an absolute promise or command; absolute power; an absolute monarch.
Absolute(a.) Complete in itself; perfect; consummate; faultless; as, absolute perfection; absolute beauty.
Absolute(a.) Viewed apart from modifying influences or without comparison with other objects; actual; real; -- opposed to relative and comparative; as, absolute motion; absolute time or space.
Absolute(a.) Loosed from, or unconnected by, dependence on any other being; self-existent; self-sufficing.
Absolute(a.) Capable of being thought or conceived by itself alone; unconditioned; non-relative.
Absolute(a.) Positive; clear; certain; not doubtful.
Absolute(a.) Authoritative; peremptory.
Absolute(a.) Pure; unmixed; as, absolute alcohol.
Absolute(a.) Not immediately dependent on the other parts of the sentence in government; as, the case absolute. See Ablative absolute, under Ablative.
Absolute(n.) In a plane, the two imaginary circular points at infinity; in space of three dimensions, the imaginary circle at infinity.
Absolutely(adv.) In an absolute, independent, or unconditional manner; wholly; positively.
Absoluteness(n.) The quality of being absolute; independence of everything extraneous; unlimitedness; absolute power; independent reality; positiveness.
Absolution(n.) An absolving, or setting free from guilt, sin, or penalty; forgiveness of an offense.
Absolution(n.) An acquittal, or sentence of a judge declaring and accused person innocent.
Absolution(n.) The exercise of priestly jurisdiction in the sacrament of penance, by which Catholics believe the sins of the truly penitent are forgiven.
Absolution(n.) An absolving from ecclesiastical penalties, -- for example, excommunication.
Absolution(n.) The form of words by which a penitent is absolved.
Absolution(n.) Delivery, in speech.
Absolutism(n.) The state of being absolute; the system or doctrine of the absolute; the principles or practice of absolute or arbitrary government; despotism.
Absolutism(n.) Doctrine of absolute decrees.
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