czarism

noun czar·ism \ˈzär-ˌi-zəm, ˈ(t)sär-\
variants: or less commonly

tsarism

or

tzarism

play \ˈzär-ˌi-zəm, ˈ(t)sär-\

Definition of czarism

  1. 1 :  the government of Russia under the czars

  2. 2 :  autocratic rule

czarist

play or less commonly

tsarist

play or

tzarist

\ˈzär-ist, ˈ(t)sär-\ noun or adjective

Examples of czarism in a sentence

  1. historically, during times of national crisis, people have looked to czarism as an answer to their fears

1855

First Known Use of czarism

1855



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