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  • tsarocrat


From Slavic czar, "emperor" (ultimately from Latin Caesar), + -crat, "one who governs" (ultimately from Greek kratos, "power").


czarocrat (plural czarocrats)

  1. A participant in czarocracy or a czarocratic regime.
  2. A supporter of czarocracy or a czarocratic government.
  3. An official or bureaucrat with substantial autonomy, especially one referred to as a "czar" or "tsar".


  • 1913, Albion Woodbury Small, Between Eras: From Capitalism to Democracy, Inter-Collegiate Press, Kansas City, p. 369.
But the Douma knows, and the Czar knows, and the Czarocrats know that a constitution with the word 'Autocrat' left out would be the Magna Charta of Russian liberties.
  • 2005, Andrew T. Gillies, "Tech's Christmas Wish", in, November 30, 2005.
Why would techies toast the appointment of a czarocrat?
  • 2009, John Phillip Gingrey, Congressional Record, U.S. House of Representatives, H12357, November 4, 2009.
Now the Pelosi health care reform that the Representative from Michigan just showed us, the 2,000-page monstrosity, these 53 bureaucrats, czarocrats, czarinas, whatever, have grown to about 150.

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