Cae·​sar·​ism ˈsē-zə-ˌri-zəm How to pronounce Caesarism (audio)
: imperial authority or system : political absolutism : dictatorship
Caesarist noun

Examples of Caesarism in a Sentence

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

Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Caesarism was in 1828

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Cite this Entry

“Caesarism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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