Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of CAESARISM

Pronunciation:  'seezu`rizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
 

CAESARISM is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: absolutism, authoritarianism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
 
 See Also: autarchy, autocracy, police state

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY