or tsar·ist, tzar·ist

[zahr-ist, tsahr-]

adjective Also czar·is·tic [zah-ris-tik, tsah-] /zɑˈrɪs tɪk, tsɑ-/, tsaristic, tzaristic.

of, relating to, or characteristic of a czar or the system and principles of government under a czar.
autocratic; dictatorial.


an adherent of a czar or of czarism.

Origin of czarist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for czarist

Contemporary Examples of czarist

Historical Examples of czarist

  • We have no interest in a return to Czarist Russia, even if that were possible, and it isn't.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • In 1916, as we have seen, Japan had arrived at a thorough understanding with the Czarist régime.

  • But the fact that we were delivering over Poland to the mercies of a Czarist Government was not secret.

  • A number of old Czarist agents and diplomats versed in Eastern affairs were cajoled or conscripted into the service.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • It seemed as if the Czarist Government had every reason to depend upon the Cossacks.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin

British Dictionary definitions for czarist


adjective, noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of tsaristSee tsarism
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