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glasnost

noun glas·nost \ˈglaz-(ˌ)nōst, ˈglas-, ˈgläz-, ˈgläs-\

Definition of GLASNOST

:  a Soviet policy permitting open discussion of political and social issues and freer dissemination of news and information
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Origin of GLASNOST

Russian glasnost', literally, publicity, from glasnyĭ public, from glas voice, from Old Church Slavic glasŭ — more at call
First Known Use: 1986

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