chinovnik

noun chi·nov·nik \chə̇ˈnȯvnik\

Definition of chinovnik

plural

-s

  1. :  a minor official in czarist Russia

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Origin and Etymology of chinovnik

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 — more at poet


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