Samizdat definitions

sä'mĭz-dät', sə-myĭz-dät'
An underground press.
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The secret publication and distribution of government-banned literature in the former Soviet Union.
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The literature produced by this system.
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A system by which manuscripts denied official publication in the Soviet Union were circulated clandestinely as in typescript or in mimeograph form, or were smuggled out for publication abroad.
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Manuscripts distributed in this way.
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(uncountable, often) The secret copying and sharing of illegal publications, chiefly in the Soviet Union; underground publishing and its publications.
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(countable) A samizdat publication.
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Origin of samizdat

Russian sam self sem-1 in Indo-European roots izdatel'stvo publishing house (from izdat' to publish) (on the model of Gosizdat State Publishing House) (iz from, out of eghs in Indo-European roots) (dat' to give dō- in Indo-European roots)