tsarist

[zahr-ist, tsahr-]
adjective, noun
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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
 
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'tsarist or czarism
 
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'czarist or czarism
 
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He spent the next sixteen years on the run, in and out of tsarist prisons.
These harsh measures alienated a large number of the intellectuals who had supported the overthrow of the tsarist order.
Tsarist and pre-Soviet cultural heritage was discouraged.
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