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commissar

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noun com·mis·sar \ˈkä-mə-ˌsär\

Definition of commissar

  1. 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. 2 :  the head of a government department in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics until 1946

commissarial

play \ˌkä-mə-ˈsär-ē-əl, -ˈser-\ adjective



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