(especially in the Soviet Union) a farm, or a number of farms organized as a unit, worked by a community under the supervision of the state.
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Origin of collective farm
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby collective farm
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British Dictionary definitions for collective farm
(chiefly in Communist countries) a farm or group of farms managed and owned, through the state, by the communityRussian name: kolkhoz
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Cultural definitions for collective farm
In socialist or communist countries, such as the former Soviet Union, a collective is a cooperative association of farmers who work land owned by the state but who own most of their own farm implements.
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