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apparat

[ap-uh-rat, ah-puh-raht] /ˌæp əˈræt, ˌɑ pəˈrɑt/
noun
1.
an organization or existing power structure, especially a political one:
a position of leadership within the party apparat; The chess apparat is not eager to change tournament rules.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; < Russian apparát orig., scientific apparatus < German < Latin apparātus. See apparatus
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apparat

/ˌæpəˈrɑːt/
noun
1.
the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states
Word Origin
Russian, literally: apparatus
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Word Origin and History for apparat
n.

"administrative machinery of the Communist Party in Russia," 1950, from Russian, from German apparat "apparatus, instrument," from Latin apparatus (see apparatus).

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