kaiser

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1150–1200 from German and Middle High German kaiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar (emperor).

Noun[edit]

kaiser (plural kaisers)

  1. An emperor of a German-speaking country, particularly the Holy Roman Empire (962-1806), the Austrian Empire (1806-1918), and the German Empire (1871-1918).
  2. a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.

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References[edit]

  • kaiser” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • kaiser” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "kaiser" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.