soviet

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noun so·vi·et \ˈsō-vē-ˌet, ˈsä-, -vē-ət\

Definition of soviet

  1. 1 :  an elected governmental council in a Communist country

  2. 2 plural capitalized a :  bolsheviksb :  the people and especially the political and military leaders of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

soviet

adjective often capitalized

sovietism

play \-vē-ə-ˌti-zəm\ noun often capitalized

Examples of soviet in a sentence

  1. disputes between Americans and Soviets

  2. 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

soviet

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noun so·vi·et \ˈsō-vē-ˌet, ˈsä-, -vē-ət\

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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