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czarism

or tsar·ism, tzar·ism

[ zahr-iz-uhm, tsahr- ]
/ ˈzɑr ɪz əm, ˈtsɑr- /
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noun

dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
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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British Dictionary definitions for czarism

czarism
/ (ˈzɑːrɪzəm) /

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism
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