- (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.
Origin of soviet
OTHER WORDS FROM sovietso·vi·et·dom [soh-vee-et-duhm, -it-, soh-vee-et-], /ˈsoʊ viˌɛt dəm, -ɪt-, ˌsoʊ viˈɛt-/, nounan·ti-So·vi·et, noun, adjectivepro-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.Oliver Stone’s Latest Dictator Suckup|James Kirchick|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Miles of Soviet era housing projects sat along on the ocean.Cuban Hip-Hop Was Born in Alamar|Daniel Levin|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not even after its parent company, the Soviet Union, took a dive in 1991.Obama’s One Hand Clap With Castro|Doug McIntyre|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Soviet forces had deftly enveloped the German 4th and 9th Armies, annihilating some 28 divisions.Hitler’s Hail Mary|James A. Warren|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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