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com·mis·sar

 (kŏm′ĭ-sär′)
n.
1.
a. An official of the Communist Party in charge of political indoctrination and the enforcement of party loyalty.
b. The head of a commissariat in the Soviet Union until 1946.
2. A person who tries to control public opinion.

[Russian komissar, from German Kommissar, deputy, from Medieval Latin commissārius, agent; see commissary.]

commissar

(ˈkɒmɪˌsɑː; ˌkɒmɪˈsɑː)
(in the former Soviet Union) n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: political commissar an official of the Communist Party responsible for political education, esp in a military unit
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: People's Commissar (before 1946) the head of a government department. Now called: minister
[C20: from Russian kommissar, from German, from Medieval Latin commissārius commissary]

com•mis•sar

(ˈkɒm əˌsɑr, ˌkɒm əˈsɑr)

n.
1. the head of a major governmental division in the U.S.S.R.: called minister after 1946.
2. an official in any communist government whose duties include political indoctrination, detection of political deviation, etc.
[1915–20; < Russian komissár < German Kommissar < Medieval Latin commissārius commissary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commissar - an official of the Communist Party who was assigned to teach party principles to a military unit
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
Translations

commissar

[ˈkɒmɪsɑːʳ] Ncomisario/a m/f

commissar

nKommissar m

commissar

[ˈkɒmɪsɑːʳ] ncommissario
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