Unit 2 Vocab: Absolutism-Enlightenment

Ally

a person, group, or nation that is associated with another or others for some common cause or purpose.

Amend

to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure

Armada

fleet of warships

Bureaucracy

the body of officials and administrators, esp. of a government or government department that are appointed, not elected.

Centralize

to bring under one control

Clause

a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document

Constitutionalism

the principles of constitutional government or adherence to them

Deism

belief in the existence of a god on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation

Delegate

a person designated to act for or represent another or others

Derive

to trace from a source or origin

Edict

a proclamation having the force of law

Estate

a major political or social group or class, esp. one once having specific political powers. property or possessions

Inflation

a rise in prices due to money loosing value.

Laissez-faire

the theory that the government should interfere as little as possible in economic affairs

Legislature

the branch of government having the power to make laws

Logic

reason or sound judgment

Militant

engaged in warfare; fighting

Philosophy

the rational investigation of the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct

Ratify

to confirm or approve

Reason

a statement presented in justification or explanation of a belief or action

Revolution

an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed. A sudden change

Sequence

order of succession

Sovereignty

supreme and independent power

Succession

a number of persons or things following one another in order

Valid

sound; just; well-founded