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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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  • We have no interest in a return to czarist Russia, even if that were possible, and it isn't.

    Combat Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • In 1916, as we have seen, Japan had arrived at a thorough understanding with the czarist régime.

  • 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
  • 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
  • It seemed as if the czarist Government had every reason to depend upon the Cossacks.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Everybody considered upon which the czarist Government could rely.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • 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
  • The bureaucratic czarist regime finally broke down in March, 1917, as soon as the revolution started.

    The Red Conspiracy Joseph J. Mereto
British Dictionary definitions for czarist


adjective, noun
a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarist See tsarism
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