Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The system of government in Russia under the czars.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absolutism in government, such as that of the Czar of Russia.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of tsarism.

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Examples

  • This country was largely populated by escapees from conscription - called "czarism" a generation or two ago and held to be the lowest form of involuntary servitude.

    Mises Dailies

  • This country was largely populated by escapees from conscription - called "czarism" a generation or two ago and held to be the lowest form of involuntary servitude.

    Mises Dailies

  • The bolder the Democratic Congress, the more it can reject czarism and reassert its constitutional role. '

    There's Something Happening Here

  • And this new czarism is so strident because it reflects both executive power lust and the 21st century economy.

    U.S. Moving Toward Czarism, Away From Democracy

  • The bolder the Democratic Congress, the more it can reject czarism and reassert its constitutional role, the more likely the White House will be to embrace more progressive policies, and thus the more likely those policies will be legislated into law.

    There's Something Happening Here

  • Certain prominent conservatives have lately developed a distinct paranoid streak, accusing liberals of secret socialism and secret czarism as well as mind-bending plans to indoctrinate school children, build a private army, and so on.

    Thomas Frank: Conservatives Want Republican Purge Trials

  • Until now, this slow lurch toward czarism has primarily reflected the ancient, almost innate human desire for power and paternalistic leadership.

    U.S. Moving Toward Czarism, Away From Democracy

  • But only in the past three months has American czarism metastasized from a troubling slow-growth tumor to a potentially deadly cancer. '

    U.S. Moving Toward Czarism, Away From Democracy

  • But only in the past three months has American czarism metastasized from a troubling slow-growth tumor to a potentially deadly cancer.

    U.S. Moving Toward Czarism, Away From Democracy

  • Our nation is integrally connected to this fast-moving globalized economy, and American czarism effectively posits that in order to compete, we must anoint strongmen as saviors, prioritize speed instead of sobriety and emulate dictatorship instead of democracy.

    U.S. Moving Toward Czarism, Away From Democracy

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