Politburo meaning

pŏlĭt-byo͝orō, pə-lĭt-
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The chief political and executive committee of a Communist party.
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The executive committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and of certain other nations.
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The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Marxist-Leninist political systems.
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A senior policymaking body in a political organisation, generally consisting of members who either are appointed by the party in control of the organisation or who attain membership through their personal political affiliations.
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Origin of politburo

  • Russian contraction of Polit(icheskoe) Byuro political bureau

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

  • From Russian Политическое Бюро (politíčeskoje bjuró) -> Политбюро (Politbjuró) or German Politisches Büro -> Politbüro

    From Wiktionary