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caesarism Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    tyranny; absolutism; dictatorship; monocracy; Stalinism; shogunate; authoritarianism; despotism; one-man rule; totalitarianism.
WordNet

Cæ"sar*ism noun (Also<
  • Caesarism
  • Cæsarism
)
Etymology
Cf. F. Césarisme.
Definitions
  1. A system of government in which unrestricted power is exercised by a single person, to whom, as Cæsar or emperor, it has been committed by the popular will; imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of government. ✍ This word came into prominence in the time of Napoleon III., as an expression of the claims and political views of that emperor, and of the politicians of his court.

Webster 1913