artel

[ ahr-tel ]
/ ɑrˈtɛl /
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noun

(in Russia or the Soviet Union) a peasants' or workers' cooperative; an association of workers or peasants for collective effort.

Nearby words

  1. artaxerxes,
  2. artaxerxes i,
  3. artaxerxes ii,
  4. arte povera,
  5. artefact,
  6. artem,
  7. artemis,
  8. artemisia,
  9. artemovsk,
  10. arteri-

Origin of artel

1880–85; < Russian artél', perhaps ultimately < a derivative of Turkic ort- middle (compare Turkish ortak partner, ortaklιk association), though identity of suffixed element(s) unclear

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British Dictionary definitions for artel

artel

/ (ɑːˈtɛl) /

noun

(in the former Soviet Union) a cooperative union or organization, esp of producers, such as peasants
(in prerevolutionary Russia) a quasi-cooperative association of people engaged in the same activity

Word Origin for artel

from Russian artel', from Italian artieri artisans, from arte work, from Latin ars art 1

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