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English definition of “tsar”


noun [C] (RULER) (also tzar, US usually czar)     /zɑːr/ US  /zɑːr/
(until 1917) the male Russian ruler: Tsar Nicholas IRoyalty, aristocracy and titles tsarist (also tzarist, US usually czarist)     /ˈzɑː.rɪst/ US  /ˈzɑːr.ɪst/ adjective, noun [C] the tsarist empire Tsarist RussiaSystems of government
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