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From Latin Caesar.


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  1. An ancient Roman family name, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar.
  2. (figuratively) The government; society; earthly powers.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Matthew 22:21:
      Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God's.
    • 1861, David Page, The past and present life of the globe, page 9:
      let it be clearly understood that we are dealing with Life solely in its geological aspects. We appeal unto Caesar; let us be judged by Caesar's laws.
    • 1957, Awake, volume 38, number 14, page 6: 
      Caesar may discriminate unjustly against certain races. Christians are not to take issue with Caesar's laws on such matters and flout them, but should submit.
    • 2003, Carol Kammen, On Doing Local History, page 76:
      It is the story of churches that split apart over this issue and of ministers finding ways to justify the return of slaves because they were under the aegis of the laws of Caesar, not the laws of God.
    • 2012, Christopher Buckley, God Is My Broker[1]:
      But I know that Caesar's laws have been broken, and someone has to pay. I'm your man. These are good monks. If they committed any crime, it was to believe in me.

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Caesar ‎(plural Caesars)

  1. A title of Roman emperors.
  2. A Caesar salad.
  3. (Canada) A cocktail made from clamato (clam-tomato juice) and vodka, often garnished with celery; a Bloody Caesar.




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Caesar m

  1. Caesar (ancient Roman family name)



Of unknown origin. Possibly related to caesariēs ‎(hair).


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Caesar m ‎(genitive Caesaris); third declension

  1. Name, notably that of Gaius Iulius Caesar.


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative Caesar Caesarēs
genitive Caesaris Caesarum
dative Caesarī Caesaribus
accusative Caesarem Caesarēs
ablative Caesare Caesaribus
vocative Caesar Caesarēs



  • Caesar” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.