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nomenklatura

[noh-muh n-klah-too r-uh] /ˌnoʊ mən klɑˈtʊər ə/
noun, plural nomenklaturas.
1.
a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, especially from a Communist Party.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; < Russian nomenklatúra literally, nomenclature
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  • Reorganization has taken place, the names have changed, but the old nomenklatura remains on top.
  • The regional elite are the old and new nomenklatura.
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nomenklatura

/ˌnəʊmɛnkləˈtʃuːrə/
noun
1.
(formerly, in the USSR and E Europe) a list of individuals drawn up by the Communist Party from which were selected candidates for vacant senior positions in the state, party, and other important organizations
Word Origin
C20: Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names
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Word Origin and History for nomenklatura
n.

Russian, literally "a listing of positions to be filled," from Latin nomenclatura (see nomenclature).

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