Definition of soviet
1 : an elected governmental council in a Communist country
2 plural capitalized a : bolsheviksb : the people and especially the political and military leaders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
sovietadjective often capitalized
sovietismplay \-vē-ə-ˌti-zəm\ noun often capitalized
Examples of soviet in a sentence
disputes between Americans and Soviets
The plan was opposed by the Soviets.
Origin and Etymology of soviet
Russian sovet council, soviet
First Known Use: 1917
SOVIET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of soviet for English Language Learners
: an elected council in the former U.S.S.R.
Soviets : the people and especially the political and military leaders of the former U.S.S.R.
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