noun sa·miz·dat \ˈsä-mēz-ˌdät\

Definition of SAMIZDAT

:  a system in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and countries within its orbit by which government-suppressed literature was clandestinely printed and distributed; also :  such literature

Origin of SAMIZDAT

Russian, from sam- self- + izdatel'stvo publishing house
First Known Use: 1967

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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