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czardom

or tsar·dom, tzar·dom

[zahr-duh m, tsahr-]
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noun
  1. the domain of a czar.
  2. the power, authority, or position of a czar.
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Origin of czardom

First recorded in 1835–45; czar + -dom
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Examples from the Web for czardom

Historical Examples

  • I can only say, if they are not, Democracy will prove as great a failure as Czardom.

    My Impresssions of America

    Margot Asquith

  • This is the strongest sign of a suspicion against the army itself; and on the army the whole power of Czardom reposes.

  • Czardom, on its part, may play out its last card by embarking upon a fresh war.

  • They left their home in the richest district of that new Balkan czardom about a year ago.

  • The power of Czardom was enforced ignorance, and this made possible the infamous treaty of Brest-Litovsk.