- (obsolete) The fact of being finished or perfected; completeness. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the 17th century.]
- The characteristic of being absolute in nature or scope.
the absoluteness of his sovereignty, the absoluteness of his convictions
- Absolute authority, unlimited power; absolutism, despotism. [First attested in the 16th century.]
1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, printed at London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821:, II.8:
- I know no man that could produce more parts, both naturall and artificiall, fit to preserve his masterie, and to maintaine his absolutenesse, than he doth; yet is hee cleane falne from them like a childe.
- The fact of being without qualifications or conditions; certainty, unconditionality. [First attested in the 17th century.]
- Independent autonomy. [First attested in the 17th century.]
the fact free from any conditions or other beings