(before the revolution) any governmental council.
(after the revolution) a local council, originally elected only by manual workers, with certain powers of local administration.
(after the revolution) a higher council elected by a local council, being part of a hierarchy of soviets culminating in the Supreme Soviet.
any similar council or assembly connected with a socialistic governmental system elsewhere.
(initial capital letter). Often, Soviets. a governing official or person living in the Soviet Union:
The Soviets have denied our charge.
of or relating to a soviet.
(initial capital letter) of the Soviet Union:
a Soviet statesman.
the people or government of the former Soviet Union
(in the former Soviet Union) an elected government council at the local, regional, and national levels, which culminated in the Supreme Soviet
(in prerevolutionary Russia) a local revolutionary council
of or relating to a soviet
of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government
noun 1. See under Supreme Soviet. Soviet Union noun 1. Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Supreme Soviet noun 1. the legislature of the former Soviet Union and its successor states, consisting of an upper house (Soviet of the Union or Council of the Union) whose delegates are elected on the basis of population, and a […]
- Soviet zone
noun 1. that part of Germany occupied by Soviet forces in 1945–49: transformed into the German Democratic Republic in 1949–50 Also called Russian Zone
noun, plural sovkhozy [sov-kaw-zee] /ˈsɒv kɔ zi/ (Show IPA), sovkhoz, sovkhozes. 1. (in the former U.S.S.R) a state-owned wage-paying farm. noun pl sovkhozy (sɒfˈkɒzɪ; Russian) (safˈxɔzi) 1. (in the former Soviet Union) a large mechanized farm owned by the state
- SOV language
noun, Linguistics. 1. a type of language that has basic subject-object-verb order, as Turkish, Japanese, or Tamil.