noun, plural zem·stvos [zemst-vohz] /ˈzɛmst voʊz/. Russian History.
Origin of zemstvo
Examples from the Web for zemstvo
People who thought more of political than economic progress saw in the Zemstvo the basis of boundless popular liberty.
The service ended, the Tsar receives the members of the Zemstvo.The Russian Opera|Rosa Newmarch
And she felt annoyed with the Zemstvo board at which she had found no one the day before.The Schoolmistress and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov
Out of the total of its revenue the Zemstvo spends about twenty-eight per cent.
What can Sobol (our Zemstvo doctor) and his lady assistant do when more than medicine the peasants need bread which they have not?The Wife and Other Stories|Anton Chekhov