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Caesar, Caesarean, Caesarism

In Canada, the preferred spelling is Caesar, not Cesar. An upper case C is preferred in such expressions as Caesar salad and Caesarean section because they refer to specific people.

  • The Caesar salad is named for its creator, Caesar Cardini.
  • Julius Caesar is believed to have been delivered by Caesarean section.

Caesarism refers to dictatorship or autocracy and may be spelled with either an upper case or a lower case c.

  • Dictatorship can also be called caesarism (or Caesarism).