Commissar meaning

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A person who tries to control public opinion.
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The head of any of the former commissariats in the U.S.S.R.
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A representative of the government or communist party in the U.S.S.R., responsible for political orientation, esp. in a military unit.
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An official of the Communist Party, often attached to a military unit, who was responsible for political education.
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In the Soviet Union, the head of a commissariat.
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Origin of commissar

  • Russian komissar from German Kommissar deputy from Medieval Latin commissārius agent commissary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Russian комиссар, from German Kommissar (“commissioner”), from Latin commissarius.

    From Wiktionary