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czarism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ɪz əm, ˈtsɑr-/
noun
1.
dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
2.
the system of government in Russia under the czars.
Also, tsarism, tzarism.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; czar + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for czarism

czarism

/ˈzɑːrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism

tsarism

/ˈzɑːrɪzəm/
noun
1.
a system of government by a tsar, esp in Russia until 1917
2.
absolute rule; dictatorship
Derived Forms
tsarist, czarist, noun, adjective
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