soviet

noun so·vi·et \ ˈsō-vē-ˌet , ˈsä- , -vē-ət \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of soviet

1 : an elected governmental council in a Communist country
2 Soviets plural
b : the people and especially the political and military leaders of the U.S.S.R.

soviet

adjective, often capitalized

sovietism

play \ˈsō-vē-ə-ˌti-zəm, ˈsä-\ noun, often capitalized

Examples of soviet in a Sentence

  1. disputes between Americans and Soviets

  2. The plan was opposed by the Soviets.

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Origin and Etymology of soviet

Russian sovet council, soviet


SOVIET Defined for English Language Learners

soviet

noun

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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