Soviet meaning

sō'vē-ĕt', -ĭt, sŏv'ē-, sō'vē-ĕt'
One of the popularly elected legislative assemblies that were created after the Russian Revolution (1917) and existed at local, regional, and national levels in the former Soviet Union.
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A native or inhabitant of the former Soviet Union.
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Of or relating to a soviet.
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Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
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The government officials or the people of the Soviet Union, Russia, or Uzbekistan.
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Of a soviet or soviets or government by soviets.
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Of or connected with the Soviet Union.
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A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.
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The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.
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Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).
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Relating to the ideology, culture or politics of the Soviet Union.
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(history) Any of the governing workers' councils in the Soviet Union.
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A citizen of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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(history, not comparable) Pertaining to the Soviet Union or its constituent republics.
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Supporting or representing the Soviet Union or Sovietism; Sovietist.
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Origin of soviet

  • Russian sovet council, soviet from Old Russian sŭvětŭ ksun in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Russian совет (sovet, “council"), from Old Russian and Old Church Slavonic съвѣтъ (sÅ­vÄ›tÅ­, “advice"). Compounded from со- (so-) + Old Church Slavonic вѣтъ (vÄ›tÅ­, “agreement"), from Proto-Slavic *vÄ›tÑŠ (“council, talk"). Related words include навет, извет, ответ, привет, обет, вече, отвечать, ответить, завещать, and совещаться. Probably cognate with Polish witać (“to welcome").
    From Wiktionary
  • From Russian совет (sovét), советский (sovétskij)
    From Wiktionary