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or tsarism, tzarism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-] /ˈzɑr ɪz əm, ˈtsɑr-/
dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
the system of government in Russia under the czars.
Origin of czarism
First recorded in 1850-55; czar + -ism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Red Guard fired without warning, something that never before happened, even in the time of czarism.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • I read in your article that the turn of czarism will come after that of Prussianism.

    Above the Battle Romain Rolland
  • It will always be remembered as the day on which czarism ceased to exist in Russia.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • Shall the danger of czarism continue to threaten West European culture?

    What Germany Thinks Thomas F. A. Smith
  • We hope the lessons of czarism will not be lost on either party.

  • The first of these facts was the new aspect of czarism, its changed status.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • Soon they found themselves engaged in a secret conspiratory movement having for its object the overthrow of czarism.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • Germany's democratic leaders repeatedly pointed to czarism as the evil spirit dominating the Entente.

    America's War for Humanity Thomas Herbert Russell
  • "We are Russians, and for that very reason we want czarism to be defeated," was the cry.

    Bolshevism John Spargo
  • In the place of existing conditions, it would erect a mob tyranny more degrading to the individual than czarism or Republicanism.

    What Germany Thinks Thomas F. A. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for czarism


a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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