samizdat

noun sa·miz·dat \ ˈsä-mēz-ˌdät \

Definition of samizdat

: a system in the U.S.S.R. and countries within its orbit by which government-suppressed literature was clandestinely printed and distributed; also : such literature

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Origin and Etymology of samizdat

Russian, from sam- self- + izdatel'stvo publishing house


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