Supreme Soviet

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Supreme Soviet

The bicameral legislature of the former Soviet Union, with members elected in one house from the population at large and in the other from the constituent national republics.

[Translation of Russian Verkhovnyĭ Sovet.]

Supreme Soviet

(in the former Soviet Union) n
1. (Historical Terms) the bicameral legislature, comprising the Soviet of the Union and the Soviet of the Nationalities; officially the highest organ of state power
2. (Historical Terms) a similar legislature in each former Soviet republic

Supreme′ So′viet

(formerly) one of the two principal legislative bodies of the Soviet Union.
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