commissar

noun com·mis·sar \ ˈkä-mə-ˌsär \

Definition of commissar

1 a :a Communist party official assigned to a military unit to teach party principles and policies and to ensure party loyalty
b :one that attempts to control public opinion or its expression
2 :the head of a government department in the U.S.S.R. until 1946

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Origin and Etymology of commissar

Russian komissar, from German Kommissar, from Medieval Latin commissarius


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