commissar

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com·mis·sar

noun \ˈkä-mə-ˌsär\

Definition of COMMISSAR

1
a :  a Communist party official assigned to a military unit to teach party principles and policies and to ensure party loyalty
b :  one that attempts to control public opinion or its expression
2
:  the head of a government department in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics until 1946
com·mis·sar·i·al \ˌkä-mə-ˈsär-ē-əl, -ˈser-\ adjective

Origin of COMMISSAR

Russian komissar, from German Kommissar, from Medieval Latin commissarius
First Known Use: 1918

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