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tsar

[zahr, tsahr] /zɑr, tsɑr/
noun
1.
czar.
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British Dictionary definitions for tsars

tsar

/zɑː; tsɑː/
noun
1.
(until 1917) the emperor of Russia
2.
a tyrant; autocrat
3.
(informal) a public official charged with responsibility for dealing with a certain problem or issue: a drugs tsar
4.
(informal) a person in authority; leader
5.
(formerly) any of several S Slavonic rulers, such as any of the princes of Serbia in the 14th century
Also (less commonly) tzar
Derived Forms
tsardom, czardom, noun
Word Origin
from Russian tsar, via Gothic kaisar from Latin Caesar
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Word Origin and History for tsars

tsar

n.

1660s, the more correct Latinization of Russian czar, from prehistoric Slavic *tsesar, from a Germanic source, ultimately from Latin Caesar. See czar.

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