zemstvo definition by Webster's New World
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zemstvo definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. zemst·vos
An elective council responsible for the local administration of a provincial district in czarist Russia.
Origin: Russian, from Old Russian zemĭ, land; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.