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A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.
[Russian, peace, mir, from Old Russian mirŭ, peace, from Proto-Slavic *mirŭ; akin to Latvian miers and Old Lithuanian mieras, peace.]
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n, pl miri (ˈmiri)
(Historical Terms) a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
(Astronautics) the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
[C20: Russian: peace]
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n., pl. mi•ri (ˈmɪər i)
a village commune of peasant farmers in czarist Russia.
[1875–80; < Russian]
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