Definition of soviet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsəʊviət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsoʊviet//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈsɒviət//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɑːviət//
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  1. 1[countable] an elected local, district or national council in the former USSR
  2. 2the Soviets [plural] (especially North American English) the people of the former USSR
  3. Word Originearly 20th cent.: from Russian sovet ‘council’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: soviet

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