nomenklatura


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no·men·kla·tu·ra

 (nō′mən-klä-to͝or′ə, nô′myĕn-klä-to͞or′ä)
n.
(used with a sing. or pl. verb) The privileged set of people appointed by patronage to senior positions in the bureaucracy of the Soviet Union and some other Communist states.

[Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra, list of names; see nomenclature.]
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nomenklatura

(ˌnəʊmɛnkləˈtʃuːrə)
n
(Historical Terms) (formerly, in the USSR and E Europe) a list of individuals drawn up by the Communist Party from which were selected candidates for vacant senior positions in the state, party, and other important organizations
[C20: Russian, from Latin nōmenclātūra list of names]
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no•men•kla•tu•ra

(ˌnoʊ mən klɑˈtʊər ə)
n., pl. -ras.
a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, esp. from the Communist Party in the U.S.S.R.
[1980–85; < Russian nomenklatúra literally, nomenclature]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nomenklatura - the system of patronage in communist countries; controlled by committees in the Communist Party
patronage - (politics) granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support
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Translations

nomenklatura

[ˌnəʊmenkləˈtʊərə] N the nomenklaturala nomenklatura
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nomenklatura

n the nomenklatura (Pol) → die Nomenklatura
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It stands for free market and privatization (although in practice it is often the former nomenklatura that grabs the cash squeezed out of former state enterprises).
Using expletives, Clerides also posted: "The nomenklatura and the nepotism… does indeed exist, but the only ones fighting it are the attorney-general and the auditor-general.
National sovereignty is essential for democracy, and that is why the nomenklatura, or at least its European chapters, is so determined to extinguish it.