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czar \czar\ (z["a]r), n. [Russ. tsare, fr. L. Caesar C[ae]sar; cf. OPol. czar, Pol. car. ] A king; a chief; the title of the emperor of Russia. [Written also tsar and tzar.]


n. (alternative spelling of tsar English)


n. a male monarch or emperor (especially of Russia prior to 1917) [syn: czar, tsar]

Usage examples of "tzar".

He had been in communication with King Bela of Hungary and Tzar Ivan Asen II of the Bulgarian Empire.

Tzar can reconcile himself to going against the majority of his nobles and abolishing serfdom, millions of Russians will continue to be owned by only a select few.

He was a Russian Jew, he said, one of the millions of the largest Jewry in the world that had been 'frozen' for over a century in the notorious Pale of Settlement, and in 1905 had been forced to flee with his father - leaving mother and two brothers behind - to escape the ruthless massacres carried out by the 'Black Hundreds' at the behest of the last of the Romanoff Tzars who was seeking scapegoats for his crushing defeat by the Japanese.