- an emperor: title of any of the former emperors of Russia and, at various times, the sovereigns of other Slavic nations
- ⌂ any person having great or unlimited power; autocrat
- a person given broad administrative powers to make government policy: the President's energy czar
Origin of czarRussian tsar', contr. of tsesar ; from Old Church Slavonic c?sar?; probably via Gothic kaisar ; from Classical Latin Caesar: see Caesar
- also tsar or tzar A male monarch or emperor, especially one of the emperors who ruled Russia until the revolution of 1917.
- A person having great power or authority: an energy czar.
Origin of czarRussian tsar', from Old Russian ts&ibreve;sar&ibreve;, emperor, king, from Old Church Slavonic tsěsar&ibreve;, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek, from Latin Caesar, emperor; see caesar.
- Alternative spelling of tsar.
- A person assigned to a task-related government oversight office, e.g. "drug czar".
- z car, Z-car