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so·vi·et

 (sō′vē-ĕt′, -ĭt, sŏv′ē-, sō′vē-ĕt′)
n.
1. One of the popularly elected legislative assemblies that were created after the Russian Revolution (1917) and existed at local, regional, and national levels in the former Soviet Union.
2. Soviet A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
adj.
1. Of or relating to a soviet.
2. often Soviet Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.

[Russian sovet, council, soviet, from Old Russian sŭvětŭ; see ksun in Indo-European roots.]

soviet

(ˈsəʊvɪət; ˈsɒv-)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the former Soviet Union) an elected government council at the local, regional, and national levels, which culminated in the Supreme Soviet
2. (Historical Terms) (in prerevolutionary Russia) a local revolutionary council
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of or relating to a soviet
[C20: from Russian sovyet council, from Old Russian sŭvĕtŭ]

Soviet

(ˈsəʊvɪət; ˈsɒv-)
adj
1. (Placename) of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government
2. (Peoples) of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government

So•vi•et

(ˈsoʊ viˌɛt, -ɪt, ˌsoʊ viˈɛt)

n.
1. Usually, Soviets. a governing official or citizen of the Soviet Union.
2. (l.c.) (in the Soviet Union)
a. a governmental council, being part of a hierarchy of councils at various levels of government, culminating in the Supreme Soviet.
b. a committee of workers, peasants, or soldiers during the revolutionary period.
3. (l.c.) any similar council in a socialist system of government.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to the Soviet Union or the Soviets.
5. (l.c.) of or pertaining to a soviet.
[1917; < Russian sovét council, advice, Old Russian, Old Church Slavonic sŭvětŭ=sŭ- together, with + větŭ counsel; calque of Greek symboúlion]
So′vi•et•dom, n.

Soviet

A Russian term for a local, regional or national elected government council which grew out of the pre-Revolutionary workers’ councils. These initially democratic bodies were dominated by Bolsheviks (later Communists) after 1917.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Soviet - an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)soviet - an elected governmental council in a communist country (especially one that is a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics)
council - a body serving in an administrative capacity; "student council"
Adj.1.Soviet - of or relating to or characteristic of the former Soviet Union or its people; "Soviet leaders"
Translations
السوفيات
sovětský
sovjet
neuvosto
szovjet
sovét-Sovétmaîur
ソヴェトのソビエトソビエトのソ連の
sovietassovietinissovietų
sovietsovietsky
savet
sovyet
радянський

soviet

[ˈsəʊvɪət]
A. (Pol) (formerly) Nsoviet m
the Soviets (= people) → los soviéticos
B. ADJsoviético
Soviet RussiaRusia f Soviética
the Soviet Unionla Unión Soviética

Soviet

[ˈsəʊviət] adjsoviétiqueSoviet Russia nRussie f soviétiqueSoviet Union n
the Soviet Union → l'Union f soviétique

soviet

nSowjet m; the Soviets (= people)die Sowjets; the Supreme Sovietder Oberste Sowjet
adj attrsowjetisch, Sowjet-; soviet powerSowjetmacht f; soviet citizenSowjetbürger(in) m(f)

Soviet

:
Soviet Republic
Soviet Russia
nSowjetrussland nt
Soviet Union
nSowjetunion f

soviet

[ˈsəʊvɪət]
1. nsoviet m inv
2. adjsovietico/a
Soviet Russia → Russia Sovietica

soviet

(ˈsəuviət) adjective
and noun concerning the former Soviet Union.
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