- the title of the emperor of Rome from Augustus to Hadrian, or of the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
- any of the Roman emperors
- [oftenc-] any emperor or dictator
Origin of Caesarafter Caesar
100?-44 ; Rom. general & statesman; dictator (49-44) of the Roman Empire
Origin of CaesarClassical Latin Caesar, said to be from caesus, past participle of caedere, to cut down (see -cide), but probably of Etruscan origin, originally
- Used as a title and form of address for Roman emperors.
- A dictator or autocrat.
Origin of caesarMiddle English cesar from Latin Caesar afterJulius Caesar
By extension from personal name Caesar.
- An ancient Roman family name, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar.
- (figuratively) The government; society; earthly powers.
From Latin Caesar.