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tsarism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-]
noun
  1. czarism.
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czarism

or tsar·ism, tzar·ism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-]
noun
  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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Examples from the Web for tsarism

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Historical Examples

  • They are monarchists and reactionaries, their hope being the restoration of tsarism.

  • But, in that case, in what do your tactics differ from the tactics of Tsarism?

  • It unites in a terrible synthesis all the worst agencies and methods of tsarism and of militarism.

  • Kaiserism was dead—deader even than Tsarism—because the Kaiser was still alive.

    The New Germany

    George Young

  • The gendarmerie of Tsarism throttled the workers who were fighting for the Socialist order.


British Dictionary definitions for tsarism

tsarism

czarism

noun
  1. a system of government by a tsar, esp in Russia until 1917
  2. absolute rule; dictatorship
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Derived Formstsarist or czarist, noun, adjective

czarism

noun
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism
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