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zemstvo

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noun zemst·vo \ˈzem(p)st-(ˌ)vō, -və\

Definition of zemstvo

plural

zemstvos

  1. :  one of the district and provincial assemblies established in Russia in 1864



Origin and Etymology of zemstvo

Russian; akin to Russian zemlya earth, land, Latin humus — more at humble


First Known Use: 1865


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