- (formerly) a small administrative peasant division in Russia.
- a rural soviet.
Origin of volost
Examples from the Web for volost
Historical Examples of volost
The District (Volost) Zemstvo was to undertake the administration of local agriculture, education, order and safety.The Russian Turmoil
Anton Ivanovich Denikin
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.
- (in the former Soviet Union) a rural soviet
- (in tsarist Russia) a peasant community consisting of several villages or hamlets