Caesarism

noun
Cae·​sar·​ism | \ ˈsē-zə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce Caesarism (audio) \

Definition of Caesarism

: imperial authority or system : political absolutism : dictatorship

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from Caesarism

Caesarist \ ˈsē-​zə-​rist How to pronounce Caesarist (audio) \ noun

Examples of Caesarism in a Sentence

a military-led coup would almost certainly result in ironfisted Caesarism for that unstable nation

First Known Use of Caesarism

1828, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Caesarism

Time Traveler for Caesarism

Time Traveler

The first known use of Caesarism was in 1828

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Caesarism

Cite this Entry

“Caesarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caesarism. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on Caesarism

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for Caesarism

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with Caesarism

Comments on Caesarism

What made you want to look up Caesarism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!