Define: Absolute

Quick Summary of Absolute

In legal contexts, “absolute” typically denotes something that is unconditional, unrestricted, or without limitations. It implies complete and total authority, control, or ownership over a particular right, asset, or interest. For example, an absolute right refers to a right that is not subject to any conditions or limitations and can be exercised freely by the individual possessing it. Similarly, absolute ownership refers to full and unencumbered ownership of property, with the owner having exclusive rights to use, possess, and dispose of the property without interference from others. The term “absolute” may also be used in legal documents or agreements to indicate the certainty or finality of a particular provision or decision, without any reservations or qualifications.

What is the dictionary definition of Absolute?
Dictionary Definition of Absolute

adj. complete, and without condition.

Absolute (adjective): 1. Complete and total; not limited or restricted in any way. 2. Unquestionable and undeniable; not subject to interpretation or debate. 3. Perfect and flawless; without any imperfections or deficiencies. 4. Unchanging and constant; not influenced or affected by external factors. 5. Extreme and intense; reaching the highest degree or level. 6. Unconditional and unrestricted; not dependent on any conditions or circumstances. 7. Ultimate and ultimate; representing the highest or most significant level or standard. 8. Independent and self-sufficient; not relying on anything or anyone else. 9. Authoritative and supreme; having the highest power or authority. 10. In mathematics, denoting a value or quantity that is positive or non-negative, regardless of its sign.

Full Definition Of 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.

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This glossary post was last updated: 29th March 2024.

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