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(ˈzɑːrɪzəm) or


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a system of government by a tsar, esp in Russia until 1917
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) absolute rule; dictatorship
ˈtsarist, ˈczarist n, adj
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[ˈzɑːrɪsəm] Nzarismo m
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