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 (pŏl′ĭt-byo͝or′ō, pə-lĭt′-)
n. pl. pol·it·bu·ros
The chief political and executive committee of a Communist party.

[Russian, contraction of Polit(icheskoe) Byuro, political bureau.]


1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the executive and policy-making committee of a Communist Party
2. (Historical Terms) the supreme policy-making authority in most Communist countries
[C20: from Russian: contraction of Politicheskoe Buro political bureau]


(ˈpɒl ɪtˌbyʊər oʊ, ˈpoʊ lɪt-, pəˈlɪt-)

the executive committee and chief policymaking body of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union and in certain other Communist countries.
[1925–30; < Russian politbyuró, shortening of politícheskoe byuró political bureau]


(contraction of “Politicheskoe Buro”) The Russian name for the supreme executive and policy-making Communist Party committee.
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Noun1.politburo - the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
commission, committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle


[ˈpɒlɪtbjʊərəʊ] NPolitburó m
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