: a village community in czarist Russia in which land was owned jointly but cultivated by individual families

Examples of mir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marx learned about mirs, agricultural communes in Russia, and believed that they could be developed into socialism, without passing through capitalism. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Russian

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mir was in 1856

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“Mir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mir. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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