Absolute Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Absolute.

Absolute (adjective)

  1. Describes anything that is complete, total, or unconditioned. In the context of law, it often refers to rights, powers, or property that are free from any restrictions or conditions.

  2. In real estate law, an 'absolute estate' specifically refers to a property that is owned outright, without any encumbrances (such as mortgages) or conditions attached.

Please note that 'absolute' also has different meanings in other contexts within law, depending on the specific situation or aspect of law being referred to. Its most common usage, however, remains along the lines of the definition stated above.