zemstvo

noun
zemst·​vo | \ ˈzem(p)st-(ˌ)vō How to pronounce zemstvo (audio) , -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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“Zemstvo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zemstvo. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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