cesarevich

noun, often capitalized
ce·​sar·​e·​vich | \ sə̇ˈzarəˌvich, -zär- \
plural -es

Definition of cesarevich

1 : the eldest son of the czar
2 : the heir to the Russian throne — compare czarevitch

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History and Etymology for cesarevich

Russian tsesarevich, from tsesar' emperor (from Latin caesar) + -evich (patronymic suffix)

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“Cesarevich.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cesarevich. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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