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Caesar

[ see-zer ]
/ ˈsi zər /
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noun

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British Dictionary definitions for Caesar

Caesar
/ (ˈsiːzə) /

noun

Gaius Julius (ˈɡaɪəs ˈdʒuːlɪəs). 100–44 bc, Roman general, statesman, and historian. He formed the first triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus (60), conquered Gaul (58–50), invaded Britain (55–54), mastered Italy (49), and defeated Pompey (46). As dictator of the Roman Empire (49–44) he destroyed the power of the corrupt Roman nobility. He also introduced the Julian calendar and planned further reforms, but fear of his sovereign power led to his assassination (44) by conspirators led by Marcus Brutus and Cassius Longinus
any Roman emperor
(sometimes not capital) any emperor, autocrat, dictator, or other powerful ruler
a title of the Roman emperors from Augustus to Hadrian
(in the Roman Empire)
  1. a title borne by the imperial heir from the reign of Hadrian
  2. the heir, deputy, and subordinate ruler to either of the two emperors under Diocletian's system of government
short for Caesar salad
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Cultural definitions for Caesar

Caesar

The family name of Julius Caesar and of the next eleven rulers of Rome, who were emperors.

The emperors of Germany and Russia in modern times adapted the word caesar into titles for themselves — kaiser and czar.
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