Definition of duma
: a representative council in Russia; especially often capitalized : the principal legislative assembly in Russia from 1906 to 1917 and since 1993
Origin of duma
Russian, from Old Russian, council, thought, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English dōm judgment — more at doom
First Known Use: 1870
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