czardom

czardom

[zahr-duhm, tsahr-]
noun
1.
the domain of a czar.
2.
the power, authority, or position of a czar.


Origin:
1835–45; czar + -dom

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czar (zɑː)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsar
 
'czardom
 
n

tsar or czar (zɑː, tsɑː, zɑː, tsɑː)
 
n
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
 
[from Russian tsar, via Gothic kaisar from Latin Caesar]
 
czar or czar
 
n
 
[from Russian tsar, via Gothic kaisar from Latin Caesar]
 
'tsardom or czar
 
n
 
'czardom or czar
 
n

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