a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country.
Rivals tagged her an apparatchik, an heiress, handpicked by a mayor/mentor said to nickname her “ma petite Anne,” my little Anne.
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a member of a Communist apparat
an official or bureaucrat in any organization
“Communist agent or spy,” 1941, originally in writings of Arthur Koestler, from Russian, from apparat “political organization” (see apparat). Russian plural is apparatchiki.
An aide, staff member, etc, esp of a ureaucrati sort; flunky; running dog: the politicians and their technocratic apparatchiki on both sides
[fr Russian, ”member of the Communist party, or apparat”]
a member of an apparat, especially in a Communist country. Contemporary Examples Or maybe Alibaba is doing what other companies are doing in China: gagging itself and its customers to appease the apparatchiks. Alibaba’s Dark Side: Censoring Customers Brendon Hong November 17, 2014 For GOP talkers and apparatchiks, Franken’s resume is almost too good to […]
a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use: Our town has excellent fire-fighting apparatus. any complex instrument or mechanism for a particular purpose. any system or systematic organization of activities, functions, processes, etc., directed toward a specific goal: the apparatus of government; espionage […]
- Apparatus criticus
supplementary information, as variant readings, added to a text to provide material for study or criticism. Historical Examples It corrects details and adds a mass of apparatus criticus equal in bulk to the whole original work, but supplies no new ideas. The Evolution of States J. M. Robertson The apparatus criticus was a triumph of […]
clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; raiment. anything that decorates or covers. superficial appearance; aspect; guise. Nautical. the masts, sails, anchor, etc., used to equip a vessel. Ecclesiastical. a piece of embroidery, usually oblong, on certain vestments, especially on the alb or amice. to dress or clothe. to adorn; ornament. Nautical. to equip (a vessel) with […]