EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TZAR
It was the priest who assured the mountaineers that Stephen really was the Tzar.
The Tzar's dominion embraces every phase of religion and of civilization.
The minister, the Tzar, and all the higher authorities are in the same position.
His reminiscences were not interesting to the Tzar, who had him promptly arrested.
He preserved his truth to thee before the Tzar and the people.
And we have only one Tzar placed above every one else by God himself.
The Tzar and his Black Hundred fought for their power, for this alone.
The Tzar answers that he must first see the pretender to her hand.
It was a beautiful thing for the Tzar thus to recognize this heroic deed.
But the old father did not forget what he had promised the Tzar.
1550s, from Russian tsar, from Old Slavic tsesari, from Gothic kaisar, from Greek kaisar, from Latin Caesar. First adopted by Russian emperor Ivan IV, 1547.
The Germanic form of the word also is the source of Finnish keisari, Estonian keisar. The transferred sense of "person with dictatorial powers" is first recorded 1866, American English, initially in reference to President Andrew Johnson. The fem. czarina is 1717, from Italian czarina, from Ger. Zarin, fem. of Zar "czar." The Russian fem. form is tsaritsa. His son is tsarevitch, his daughter is tsarevna.