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Absolute

Complete; perfect; final; without any condition or incumbrance; as an absolute bond in distinction from a conditional bond. Unconditional; complete and perfect in itself; without relation to or dependence on other things or persons.

Free from conditions, limitations or qualifications, not dependent, or modified or affected by circumstances; that is, without any condition or restrictive provisions.

Absolute can be used to describe Divorce, estates, obligation, and title.

absolute

adj. complete, and without condition.

absolute

(Complete), adjective absolutus, blanket, comprehensive, downright, entire, exhaustive, final, full, sheer, total, unbounded, unconditional, unlimited, unqualified, unreserved, unrestrained, unrestricted, unstinted, utter, whole, without qualification
Associated concepts: absolute acceptance, absolute admission, absolute assignment, absolute bequest, absolute connrol, absolute deed, absolute devise, absolute fee, absolute gift, absolute immunity, absolute insuror, absolute owner, absolute power of alienation, absolute power of disposition, absolute sale, absolute transfer, fee simple absolute

absolute

(Conclusive), adjective accurate, actual, beyond doubt, categorical, certain, clear, clearly defined, decided, decisive, definite, definitive, determinate, exact, explicit, express, final, fixed, inalienable, indisputable, indubitable, obvious, positive, precise, real, settled, true, unconditioned, undoubted, unequivocal, unimpeachable, unmistakable, unmitigated, unquestionable, veritable, well-defined
Associated concepts: absolute certainty, absolute conviction, absolute discretion, absolute duty, absolute liability, abbolute moral certainty, absolute pardon, absolute privilege, absolute right, absolute title

absolute

(Ideal), adjective best, beyond compare, champion, consummate, crowning, defectless, excelling, exemplary, faultless, flawless, highest, immaculate, impeccable, incomparable, matchless, model, ne plus ultra, peerless, perfect, preeminent, pure, spotless, superior, superlative, supreme, taintless, unblemished, unequaled, unexcelled, unrivaled, unsurpassed, untainted, untarnished
See also: actual, affirmative, arbitrary and capricious, axiomatic, cardinal, categorical, certain, clear, compelling, complete, conclusive, convincing, decisive, definite, definitive, demonstrable, determinative, direct, dogmatic, explicit, extreme, fixed, flagrant, gross, implicit, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indubious, outright, outstanding, plenary, positive, pure, radical, resounding, right, stark, strict, thorough, total, unalienable, unconditional, undisputed, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified

absolute

(of a court order or decree) coming into effect immediately and not liable to be modified; final.

ABSOLUTE. Without any condition or encumbrance, as an "absolute bond," simplex obligatio, in distinction from a conditional bond; an absolute estate, one that is free from all manner of condition or incumbrance. A rule is said to be absolute, when, on the hearing, it is confirmed. As to the effect of an absolute conveyance, see 1 Pow. Mortg. 125; in relation to absolute rights, 1 Chitty, Pl. 364; 1 Chitty, Pr. 32.

References in classic literature ?
On the hill-top above me sat the rising moon; pale yet as a cloud, but brightening momentarily, she looked over Hay, which, half lost in trees, sent up a blue smoke from its few chimneys: it was yet a mile distant, but in the absolute hush I could hear plainly its thin murmurs of life.
The poor despised Parisian may be a very wicked and depraved person, but certainly he goes about with an absolute unconsciousness of it upon his gay and kindly countenance.
That I knew the ingredients very well, which were cheap and common; I understood the manner of compounding them, and could direct his workmen how to make those tubes, of a size proportionable to all other things in his majesty's kingdom, and the largest need not be above a hundred feet long; twenty or thirty of which tubes, charged with the proper quantity of powder and balls, would batter down the walls of the strongest town in his dominions in a few hours, or destroy the whole metropolis, if ever it should pretend to dispute his absolute commands.
and bring the absolute power to destroy other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
The king of Great Britain, on his part, has an absolute negative upon the acts of the two houses of Parliament.
It is too true, however disgraceful it may be to human nature, that nations in general will make war whenever they have a prospect of getting anything by it; nay, absolute monarchs will often make war when their nations are to get nothing by it, but for the purposes and objects merely personal, such as thirst for military glory, revenge for personal affronts, ambition, or private compacts to aggrandize or support their particular families or partisans.
The same title has been bestowed on Venice, where absolute power over the great body of the people is exercised, in the most absolute manner, by a small body of hereditary nobles.
In Germany they fight with the bourgeoisie whenever it acts in a revolutionary way, against the absolute monarchy, the feudal squirearchy, and the petty bourgeoisie.
She taught me rapidly the language and customs of my kind, and one night she told me the story I have told to you up to this point, impressing upon me the necessity for absolute secrecy and the great caution I must exercise after she had placed me with the other young Tharks to permit no one to guess that I was further advanced in education than they, nor by any sign to divulge in the presence of others my affection for her, or my knowledge of my parentage; and then drawing me close to her she whispered in my ear the name of my father.
Once, life and property must have reached almost absolute safety.
These principalities are liable to danger when they are passing from the civil to the absolute order of government, for such princes either rule personally or through magistrates.
Here Madame de la Rocheaimard whiled away the close of a varied and troubled life; if not in absolute peace, still not in absolute misery, while her grand-daughter grew into young womanhood, a miracle of goodness and pious devotion to her sole surviving parent.