A'bsoluteness. n.s. [from absolute.]
- Freedom from dependance, or limits.
The absoluteness and illimitedness of his commission was generally much spoken of. Clarendon, b. viii.
There is nothing that can raise a man to that generous absoluteness of condition, as neither to cringe, to fawn, or to depend meanly; but that which gives him that happiness within himself, for which men depend upon others. South's Serm.
He kept a strait hand on his nobility, and chose rather to advance clergymen and lawyers, which were more obsequious to him, but had less interest in the people; which made for his absoluteness, but not for his safety. Bacon's Henry VII.