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[doo-mah] /ˈdu mɑ/
duma. Unabridged
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  • He repeated the speeches of the merchants in the douma without malice, and clearly depicted the life in the city.

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • The douma invited the hetman to occupy the kremlin with his shoulders.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • The effete and placid Thedor was supported by a douma (Council) of five.

  • A douma, which included the old names and in one case a former member, was beckoned into existence.

  • The political revolution was accomplished, the Czar was imprisoned, and the douma reigned supreme.

  • The douma, thus constituted, did not long retain its original formation.

  • The douma was abolished, and in its stead Peter created a "Directory Senate," which could meet only in presence of the czar.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • The douma did not fancy the idea,—but there were the streltsi with their pikes, and they carried the day.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
British Dictionary definitions for douma


a variant spelling of duma
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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