Caesar

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noun Cae·sar \ ˈsē-zər \

Definition of Caesar

1 :any of the Roman emperors succeeding Augustus Caesar used as a title
2 a often not capitalized :a powerful ruler:
(1) :emperor
b
[from the reference in Matthew 22:21]
:the civil power :a temporal ruler

Caesarean

or Caesarian play \si-ˈzer-ē-ən\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of caesar

Gaius Julius Caesar


Caesar

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biographical name Cae·sar \ ˈsē-zər \

Definition of Caesar

(Gaius) Julius 100–44 b.c. Roman general, statesman, and writer


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