an organization or existing power structure, especially a political one:
a position of leadership within the party apparat; The chess apparat is not eager to change tournament rules.
Historical Examples

Pforzheim fell sidewise against the pink wall of petrol tins, still hung up by his apparat, and dribbling scarlet over the pink.
The Messenger Elizabeth Robins

Toujours en son triomphe ou ses dfaites,Elle apparat gante, et son cri sonne et son nom luit.
mile Verhaeren Stefan Zweig

the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states

“administrative machinery of the Communist Party in Russia,” 1950, from Russian, from German apparat “apparatus, instrument,” from Latin apparatus (see apparatus).


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