zemstvo

noun
zemst·vo | \ ˈzem(p)st-(ˌ)vō , -və \
plural zemstvos

Definition of zemstvo 

: one of the district and provincial assemblies established in Russia in 1864

First Known Use of zemstvo

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zemstvo

Russian; akin to Russian zemlya earth, land, Latin humus — more at humble

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