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or tsarist, tzarist

[zahr-ist, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ɪst, ˈtsɑr-/
adjective, Also, czaristic
[zah-ris-tik, tsah-] /zɑˈrɪs tɪk, tsɑ-/ (Show IPA),
tsaristic, tzaristic
of, relating to, or characteristic of a czar or the system and principles of government under a czar.
autocratic; dictatorial.
an adherent of a czar or of czarism.
Origin of czarist Unabridged
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  • He started originally as a professor in the gymnasium, then became a government official with the czarist government.

    Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • But the fact that we were delivering over Poland to the mercies of a czarist Government was not secret.

    The Fruits of Victory Norman Angell
  • The war-frenzy was at its height and these miserable sheets went about their work like czarist papers inciting a pogrom.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • A number of old czarist agents and diplomats versed in Eastern affairs were cajoled or conscripted into the service.

    The New World of Islam Lothrop Stoddard
  • We have no interest in a return to czarist Russia, even if that were possible, and it isn't.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • The bureaucratic czarist regime finally broke down in March, 1917, as soon as the revolution started.

    The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
  • She soon learned of the revolutionary movement and sympathized with its agitation against czarist autocracy.

    Emma Goldman Charles A. Madison
  • He always talks about the czarist times and about the times his father was some big shot somewhere.

    Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
British Dictionary definitions for czarist


adjective, noun
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarist See tsarism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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