- (often lowercase) the executive committee and chief policymaking body of a Communist Party.
Origin of Politburo
Examples from the Web for politburo
After a while, you start to realize that they were just tools used by the leaders and the Politburo.Putin’s Hockey Pal Tells All: Slava Fetisov on ‘Red Army,’ Soviet Nostalgia, and What Drives Putin
October 9, 2014
The reason that our computers are built with a politburo architecture is that it is efficient at doing very boring tasks.Can Robots Fall in Love, and Why Would They?
December 31, 2013
Zhou, a staunch supporter of Bo, was rumored to have designated Bo as his successor inside the Politburo Standing Committee.China’s Corruption Purge: The Fall of Zhou Yongkang
Wenguang Huang, Ho Pin
December 12, 2013
These leaders, and others who questioned the Politburo's massive gamble are now in a position to gloat over being right.Hamas-Egypt Tensions Take Toll On Gaza
July 25, 2013
Four of the seven Politburo Standing Committee members, including Xi, are princelings.China’s Risky Path, From Revolution to War
January 20, 2013
The Politburo set the general policy guidelines and directives.
Family connections played a key role in the composition of the Politburo in 1970.
Similar family relationships existed between the other Politburo members.
The commission's function was to elaborate the Politburo's directives on reforming the school system.
The real source of all power was the Party, whose all-powerful Politburo was the country's top policymaking body.
- the executive and policy-making committee of a Communist Party
- the supreme policy-making authority in most Communist countries
Word Origin and History for politburo
"highest policy-making committee of the U.S.S.R.," 1927, from Russian politbyuro, contracted from politicheskoe byuro "political bureau."