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 for Caesarism
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caesarism \C[ae]"sar*ism\ (s[=e]"z[~e]r*[i^]z'm), n. [Cf. F.
     C['e]sarisme.]
     A system of government in which unrestricted power is
     exercised by a single person, to whom, as C[ae]sar or
     emperor, it has been committed by the popular will;
     imperialism; also, advocacy or support of such a system of
     government.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: 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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Caesarism
      n 1: a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute
           dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or
           opposition etc.) [syn: dictatorship, absolutism,
           authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, monocracy,
           one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism,
           totalitarianism, tyranny]

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