czarism

czarism

[zahr-iz-uhm, tsahr-]
noun
1.
dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
2.
the system of government in Russia under the czars.


Origin:
1850–55; czar + -ism

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czarism (ˈzɑːrɪzəm)
 
n
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism

tsarism or czarism (ˈzɑːrɪzəm)
 
n
1.  a system of government by a tsar, esp in Russia until 1917
2.  absolute rule; dictatorship
 
czarism or czarism
 
n
 
'tsarist or czarism
 
n, —adj
 
'czarist or czarism
 
n, —adj

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