plural -s
: a minor official in czarist Russia

Word History


Russian, from chinovny having rank (from chin rank + -ovny, adjective suffix) + -ik (nominal suffix); akin to Russian chinit' to do, Old Slavic činiti to arrange

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“Chinovnik.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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