(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.
- so·vi·et·dom [soh-vee-et-duhm, -it-, soh-vee-et-], /ˈsoʊ viˌɛt dəm, -ɪt-, ˌsoʊ viˈɛt-/, noun
- an·ti-So·vi·et, noun, adjective
- pro-So·vi·et, adjective
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How to use soviet in a sentence
Unlike the soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
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 | Cathy Young | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Miles of soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.
Not even after its parent company, the soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.
soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.
But during the second year soviet parachutists began to drop, a few at first, then more and more.
Factories a long way under ground, behind the soviet lines, factories that had once made atomic projectiles, now almost forgotten.
The soviet Union had gained great initial success, usual with the side that got the war going.
You might have started for the soviet lines without knowing anything about the work of the other varieties.
The people, their costumes—definitely not Pan-soviet uniforms—and the room and its machines, told him nothing.Hunter Patrol | Henry Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
British Dictionary definitions for soviet (1 of 2)
(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
British Dictionary definitions for Soviet (2 of 2)
of, characteristic of, or relating to the former Soviet Union, its people, or its government
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