- (in the Soviet Union).
- (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.
Origin of soviet
Examples from the Web for soviet
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup
January 5, 2015
Copies of the letter were sent to senior members of the church hierarchy and to the Soviet government.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar
December 26, 2014
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro
December 24, 2014
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
And this we are trying to do in negotiations with the Soviet Union.
In passing, it is of interest to note that only once did Soviet Russia agree to toss.
All over the world, fellow-travelers abandoned the Soviet cause.
These countries can, and must, prepare themselves to be Soviet republics.The New World of Islam
Otherwise it wouldn't have been hovering in plain sight of the Soviet radar.Hail to the Chief
Gordon Randall Garrett
- (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
Word Origin and History for soviet
1917, from Russian sovet "governing council," literally "council," from Old Russian suvetu "assembly," from su "with" (from *su(n)- "with, together," from PIE *ksun- "with") + vetu "counsel." The whole is a loan-translation of Greek symboulion "council of advisers." As an adjective from 1918.