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[see-zuh-riz-uh m]
  1. absolute government; imperialism.
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Origin of Caesarism

First recorded in 1595–1605; Caesar + -ism
Related formsCae·sar·ist, noun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for caesarism

Historical Examples

  • It was an act of Caesarism which tended to reduce the whole episcopate to the entire will of the State.

    The War Upon Religion

    Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

  • Caesarism remained true to the character imposed upon it by its origin.

  • The Hohenzollern Imperialism towers like the black threat of a new Caesarism over all the world.

    What is Coming?

    H. G. Wells

  • And you will see it; you will see Caesarism drowned in the very blood it has shed.

  • Jacobinism brings with it Caesarism; the rule of the tongue leads to the rule of the sword.

    Amiel's Journal

    Henri-Frdric Amiel

British Dictionary definitions for caesarism


  1. an autocratic system of governmentSee also Bonapartism
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Derived FormsCaesarist, nounCaesaristic, adjective
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