samizdat

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noun sa·miz·dat \ˈsä-mēz-ˌdät\

Definition of samizdat

  1. :  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: 1967


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