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Supreme Soviet

n.
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


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