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
Origin and Etymology of samizdat
Russian, from sam- self- + izdatel'stvo publishing house
First Known Use: 1967See Words from the same year
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