czarist

czarist

[zahr-ist, tsahr-]
adjective Also, czaristic [zah-ris-tik, tsah-] , tsaristic, tzaristic.
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a czar or the system and principles of government under a czar.
2.
autocratic; dictatorial.
noun
3.
an adherent of a czar or of czarism.


Origin:
czar + -ist

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czarist (ˈzɑːrɪst)
 
adj, —n
See tsarism a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarist

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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