Definitions for kaiserˈkaɪ zər
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the title of the Holy Roman Emperors or the emperors of Austria or of Germany until 1918
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).
a person who exercises or tries to exercise absolute authority; autocrat.
the German Emperor, often specifically Wilhelm II
Origin: Originated 1150–1200 from German and Middle High German kaiser, from Old High German keisar, from Latin Caesar (emperor).
the ancient title of emperors of Germany assumed by King William of Prussia when crowned sovereign of the new German empire in 1871
Origin: [Gr., fr. L. Caesar. Cf. Kesar, and Czar.]
Kaiser is the German title meaning "Emperor". Like the Russian Tsar it is directly derived from the Roman Emperors' title of Caesar, which in turn is derived from the personal name of a branch of the gens Julia, to which Gaius Julius Caesar, the forebear of the first imperial family, belonged. Although the British monarchs styled "Emperor of India" were also called "Kaisar-i-Hind" in Hindi and Urdu, this word, although ultimately sharing the same Latin origin, is derived from the Greek Kaisar, not the German Kaiser. In English, the term the Kaiser is usually reserved for the Emperors of the German Empire, the emperors of the Austrian Empire and those of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. During the First World War, the term the Kaiser — especially as applied to Wilhelm II of Germany — gained considerable pejorative connotations in English-speaking countries.
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the name, derived from the Latin Cæsar, given to the emperor of the old German Empire or Reich, and resumed by the modern Emperor, William I., and his successors.
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