duma

noun
du·​ma | \ ˈdü-mə How to pronounce duma (audio) , -(ˌ)mä\

Definition of duma

: a representative council in Russia especially, often capitalized : the principal legislative assembly in Russia from 1906 to 1917 and since 1993

First Known Use of duma

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for duma

Russian, from Old Russian, council, thought, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old English dōm judgment — more at doom

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