noun du·ma \ˈdü-mə, -(ˌ)mä\

Definition of duma

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

Origin and Etymology of duma

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

First Known Use: 1870

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