• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cæsarism A system of government in which unrestricted power is exercised by a single person, to whom, as Cæsar or emperor, it has been committed by the popular will; imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of government.☞ 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.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. Césarisme,