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soviet

[soh-vee-et, -it, soh-vee-et]
noun
1.
a.
(before the revolution) any governmental council.
b.
(after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration.
c.
(after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet.
2.
any similar council or assembly connected with a socialistic governmental system elsewhere.
3.
(initial capital letter) . Often, Soviets. a governing official or person living in the Soviet Union: The Soviets have denied our charge.
adjective
4.
of or pertaining to a soviet.
5.
(initial capital letter) of the Soviet Union: a Soviet statesman.

Origin:
1915–20; < Russian sovét council, counsel, advice, Old Russian, OCS sŭvětŭ, equivalent to sŭ- together, with + větŭ counsel; calque of Greek symboúlion

sovietdom [soh-vee-et-duhm, -it-, soh-vee-et-] , noun
anti-Soviet, noun, adjective
pro-Soviet, adjective
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soviet (ˈsəʊvɪət, ˈsɒv-)
 
n
1.  (in the former Soviet Union) an elected government council at the local, regional, and national levels, which culminated in the Supreme Soviet
2.  (in prerevolutionary Russia) a local revolutionary council
 
adj
3.  of or relating to a soviet
 
[C20: from Russian sovyet council, from Old Russian sŭvĕtŭ]

Soviet (ˈsəʊvɪət, ˈsɒv-)
 
adj
of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government

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soviet
1917, from Rus. sovet "governing council," lit. "council," from O.Rus. suvetu, from su "with" + vetu "counsel;" loan-translation of Gk. symboulion "council of advisors."
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