Caesarism

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Cae·sar·ism

 (sē′zə-rĭz′əm)
n.
Military or imperial dictatorship; political authoritarianism.

Cae′sar·ist n.
Cae′sar·is′tic adj.

Caesarism

(ˈsiːzəˌrɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an autocratic system of government. See also Bonapartism
ˈCaesarist n
ˌCaesarˈistic adj

Cae•sar•ism

(ˈsi zəˌrɪz əm)

n.
absolute government; imperialism.
[1595–1605]
Cae′sar•ist, n. adj.

Caesarism

the characteristics shown by a dictatorship or imperial authority. — Caesarist, n.
See also: Politics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Caesarism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)Caesarism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
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For studies of James's imperial style, often described by scholars as a Caesarist Roman one, see Tristan Marshall, Theatre and Empire: Great Britain on the London Stages under James VI and I (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), 31-39; Ralph Anthony Houlbrooke, James VI and I: Ideas, Authority, and Government (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006), 53-58; Simon Wortham, " of My Taill is Yet Untolde': James VI and I.
The shock to confidence that it would send through the financial system would rapidly produce violent social conflict over an unequal division of property, collapsing (like the Social Wars of ancient Rome) into a Caesarist military despotism armed with all the resources of a modern commercial economy.
At various times, certain historians have judged the dictatorships of Bolivar in Peru and Colombia in such a way as to attribute to him Caesarist ideas.