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or tsar·ism, tzar·ism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-]
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  1. dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
  2. the system of government in Russia under the czars.
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Origin of czarism

First recorded in 1850–55; czar + -ism
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Related Words for czarism

tyranny, oppression, despotism, dictatorship, absolutism, monarchy, monocracy, czarism

Examples from the Web for czarism

Historical Examples of czarism

  • We hope the lessons of Czarism will not be lost on either party.

    The Political Future of India

    Lajpat Rai

  • I read in your article that the turn of Czarism will come after that of Prussianism.

    Above the Battle

    Romain Rolland

  • Shall the danger of Czarism continue to threaten West European culture?

    What Germany Thinks

    Thomas F. A. Smith

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


    John Spargo

  • "We are Russians, and for that very reason we want Czarism to be defeated," was the cry.


    John Spargo

British Dictionary definitions for czarism


  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism
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