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tsarism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ɪz əm, ˈtsɑr-/
noun
1.

czarism

or tsarism, tzarism

[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.
Origin of czarism
1850-1855
1850-55; czar + -ism
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  • On the fifth and following days, however, several political speeches were made, ending with the cry of "Down with tsarism!"

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • They are monarchists and reactionaries, their hope being the restoration of tsarism.

  • Both here and there there were not a few officers who had passed through one and the same school of tsarism.

  • But, in that case, in what do your tactics differ from the tactics of tsarism?

  • Kaiserism was dead—deader even than tsarism—because the Kaiser was still alive.

    The New Germany George Young
  • It unites in a terrible synthesis all the worst agencies and methods of tsarism and of militarism.

  • The gendarmerie of tsarism throttled the workers who were fighting for the Socialist order.

British Dictionary definitions for 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

czarism

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