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absolute monarch
a ruler with complete authority over the governtment and the lives of the people
divine right
believed the authority to rule came straight from God
armada
fleet of ships
intendants
royal officials who collected taxes
lev'ee
a mojor ritual of rising from bed preformed by Louis XIV
balence of power
a distribution of military and economic power that would prevent any one nation from dominating Europe
dissenters
Protestants who differed with the church of England
habeas corpus
the principal that no person could be held prisoner with out being charged first
limited monarchy
type of governtment in which a construction or legislative body limits the monarch's power
electors
German princes who ruled the HOly Roman Empire
mercenaries
soldiers for hire
depopulation
reduction in population
westernizations
the adaption of western ideas, technology and culture
boyars
landowning nobles (Russian)
warm-water port
port that would stay ice-free all year round
partition
divide up