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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.

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adj. complete, and without condition.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The absoluteness of the political power, which is often realized by "a reign of terror", eradicates "nonpolitical communal bonds" (Arendt 1958, 322).
The Turing test itself fails the reasonableness principle, and its implementations to date in various competitions have failed the absoluteness, occasionality, flexibility, and transparency principles, a clean sweep of inappropriateness for an AI inducement prize contest.
In education about the environment in higher year levels, the practical involvement tends to be replaced with the provision to students of the generalisations themselves (e.g., basic ecological principles), with this presentation of vicarious "truths" adding to the impressions of objectivity, absoluteness, and value-freedom.
Others have countered that absoluteness is an unrealistic standard, and that inhumane suffering and costs are relevant factors to ponder.
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In a short time, he became gaunt from not eating, his work fell by the wayside, and eventually he could not even bring himself to touch his beloved, as he spent every waking moment torturing himself, trying to devise some kind of test to answer his agonized question: 'Would she love me if it were not for the chemical?' "For our scientist did crave love, and love cannot be commanded." Paul's words in 1 Corinthians are an unfortunate invitation to look for some sort of absoluteness or purity in our lives that doesn't exist.
The implication for philosophy, he argues, is that it needs to admit at least "a modicum of absoluteness"--a respect, that is, for the "absolutely possible" nature of mathematical observations--into its intersubjective creed.
But the case of a 22-year-old El Salvadorian woman, identified in the media only as Beatriz, makes the absoluteness of that view very difficult to defend.
His paper "Phenomenological Challenges of Transmodernity: From Absoluteness to Metamorphosis" was about current events in the world triggering significant phenomenological challenges.
If one fully realizes the particularity of one's religion, one has already gone beyond this religion--one can no longer remain within that religious totality with an uncritical sense of absoluteness. But does this not hold true for any relative totality and its values?
(He qualifies this later on, claiming that for the elements of dignity to connect up correctly with human rights, they must also be moral, unless this conflicts with equal individual status, in which case they are only existential--a complexity which recommends an account of "morality" not focused exclusively on pleasure and suffering.) Dignity has an absoluteness that makes it an ill-fitting partner for the instrumentality of utilitarian calculation.
The closest Touponce comes to such a framework is his suggestion that Bradbury created "moments of 'novelness'" in resistance to the "absoluteness" of genres in some of his earliest stories and that Bradbury's "mastering of genre is in fact the subject of these volumes" (xiv).