mir definition by Webster's New World
in czarist Russia, a village community of peasant farmers
Origin: Russian literally , world
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mir definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.
Origin: Russian, commune, peace, from Old Church Slavonic mirŭ, peace, possibly of Iranian origin.