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caesarism


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caesarism  \C[ae]"sar*ism\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  C['e]sarisme.] 
  A  system  of  government  in  which  unrestricted  power  is 
  exercised  by  a  single  person,  to  whom  as  C[ae]sar  or 
  emperor,  it  has  been  committed  by  the  popular  will 
  imperialism;  also  advocacy  or  support  of  such  a  system  of 
  government. 
 
  Note:  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Caesarism 
  n  :  a  form  of  government  in  which  the  ruler  is  an  absolute 
  dictator  (not  restricted  by  a  constitution  or  laws  or 
  opposition  etc.)  [syn:  {dictatorship},  {absolutism},  {authoritarianism}, 
  {Caesarism},  {despotism},  {monocracy},  {one-man  rule},  {shogunate}, 
  {Stalinism},  {totalitarianism},  {tyranny}] 




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