Caesar

noun
Cae·​sar | \ ˈsē-zər How to pronounce Caesar (audio) \

Definition of Caesar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Caesar

biographical name
Cae·​sar | \ ˈsē-zər How to pronounce Caesar (audio) \

Definition of Caesar (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Caesar

Noun

circa 1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Caesar

Noun

Gaius Julius Caesar

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The first known use of Caesar was circa 1548

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“Caesar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caesar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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