Absolute Law and Legal Definition

Absolute literally means perfect in quality or complete. The term absolute is used in different context like absolute rust, absolute law, absolute silence, an absolute ruler, absolute temperature, absolute philosophy and absolute proof. In all these contexts the term absolute means complete, unconditional, without limitation and final. For example, absolute ruler means a person who exercises his or her political power for the benefit of the people rather than exclusively for his or her own benefit. Absolute law also known as natural law means the law of the nature or the rules of conduct that is fundamental in a man’s innate moral sense.

The term absolute is derived from the Latin term absolutus which means "loosened from" or "unattached. In this context the word absolute contrasts with finite things and indicates a negative concept such as non–relative, non–comparative, or without relation to anything else. Absolute also refers to the concept of a total reality which go beyond limited, conditional, everyday existence. It is often used as an alternate term for a God or the Divine especially, by some people who feel that the term God lends itself too easily to accommodate to human or manlike presumptions.