(formerly) a small administrative peasant division in Russia.
a rural soviet.
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How to use volost in a sentence
They were judged by elected courts, that is juries, either in the mir court or in that of the volost (district).The Story of Russia | R. Van Bergen, M.A.
The District (volost) Zemstvo was to undertake the administration of local agriculture, education, order and safety.The Russian Turmoil | Anton Ivanovich Denikin
British Dictionary definitions for volost
(in the former Soviet Union) a rural soviet
(in tsarist Russia) a peasant community consisting of several villages or hamlets
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