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gulag

noun, gu·lag often capitalized \ˈgü-ˌläg\

Definition of GULAG

:  the penal system of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics consisting of a network of labor camps; also :  labor camp 1

Origin of GULAG

Russian, from Glavnoe upravlenie ispravitel'notrudovykh lagereĭ chief administration of corrective labor camps
First Known Use: 1974

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