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1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in non-Communist countries) a political party advocating Communism
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Communist countries) the single official party of the state, composed of those who officially espouse Communism
A party formally constituted in Russia in March 1918 from the Bolshevik Party that became the ruling party. Similar, minority parties were created elsewhere. In all countries within the Soviet sphere of influence, the Communist Party was the ruling party, usually the only one permitted, until the 1990s.
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|Noun||1.||Communist Party - a political party that actively advocates a communist form of government; in Communist countries it is the sole political party of the state|
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
Communist - a member of the communist party