czarism

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

Definition of czarism

1 : the government of Russia under the czars
2 : autocratic rule

czarist

or less commonly tsarist or tzarist play \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

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First Known Use of czarism

1855



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