tzarism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-]
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noun


czarism

or tsar·ism, tzar·ism

[zahr-iz-uh m, tsahr-]

noun

dictatorship; despotic or autocratic government.
the system of government in Russia under the czars.

Origin of czarism

First recorded in 1850–55; czar + -ism
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Examples from the Web for tzarism

Historical Examples of tzarism

  • The Duma of June 3rd would never have dared to seize the power from the hands of Tzarism.

    Our Revolution

    Leon Trotzky

  • In October, 1905, the bourgeoisie learned that it could not obtain power before the back-bone of Tzarism was broken.

    Our Revolution

    Leon Trotzky

  • All their opposition to Tzarism had its source in their unsatisfied imperialistic appetites.

    Our Revolution

    Leon Trotzky


British Dictionary definitions for tzarism

czarism

noun

a variant spelling (esp US) of tsarism
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