Cheka [ che-kah ] SHOW IPA / ˈtʃɛ kɑ / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun (in the Soviet Union) the state secret-police organization (1917–22), succeeded by the GPU.
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Origin of Cheka
Cheká, Vecheká, names of the initial letters of Vserossíĭskaya chrezvycháĭnaya Kommíssiya ( po bor'bé s kontrarevolyútsieĭ, spekulyátsieĭ i sabotázhem) All-Russian Extraordinary Commission (for the Struggle against Counterrevolution, Speculation and Sabotage) OTHER WORDS FROM Cheka Chekist, noun Words nearby Cheka cheiroplasty
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How to use Cheka in a sentence
In the building of the Soviet, where we came to exchange our horses, there was being held a meeting of the "
And so we talked the members of the "
Cheka" round to everything that we wanted.
He is the commissar of the '
Cheka' and she is the agent of this establishment.
In every Siberian "
Cheka" I could have had this end so joyfully accorded me. British Dictionary definitions for Cheka noun Russian history the secret police set up in 1917 by the Bolshevik government: reorganized in the Soviet Union in Dec 1922 as the GPU Word Origin for Cheka
C20: from Russian, acronym of
Chrezvychainaya Komissiya Extraordinary Commission (to combat Counter-Revolution)
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