from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A political theory promulgated by Thomas Hobbes, advocating absolute monarchy as the means of guaranteeing a stable civil society.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The Hobbesian philosophical system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The philosophical system of Thomas Hobbes, an English materialist (1588-1679); esp., his political theory that the most perfect form of civil government is an absolute monarchy with despotic control over everything relating to law, morals, and religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrines of Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), an English philosopher.
Hobbes + -ism (Wiktionary)