apparat

[ ap-uh-rat, ah-puh-raht ]

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of apparat

1
1940–45; <Russian apparát originally, scientific apparatus <German <Latin apparātus.See apparatus

Words Nearby apparat

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How to use apparat in a sentence

  • Toujours en son triomphe ou ses dfaites,Elle apparat gante, et son cri sonne et son nom luit.

    mile Verhaeren | Stefan Zweig
  • 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
  • Un phnomne nouveau, une force nouvelle apparat, et la vie se dveloppe en vgtalit et animalit.

  • Squence La trs chre aux yeux clairs apparat sous la lune, Sous la lune phmre et mre des beaux rves.

    Very Woman | Remy de Gourmont

British Dictionary definitions for apparat

apparat

/ (ˌæpəˈrɑːt) /


noun
  1. the Communist Party organization in the former Soviet Union and other states

Origin of apparat

1
Russian, literally: apparatus

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