Borrowed from Russian сове́т (sovét, “council”), from Old Russian borrowed from Old Church Slavonic съвѣтъ (sŭvětŭ, “advice”). Compounded from съ- (sŭ-) + вѣтъ (větŭ, “agreement”), from Proto-Slavic *větъ (“council, talk”).
soviet (plural soviets)
- A form of governing council in the former Soviet Union.
- The main form of communist government at all levels in the Soviet Union imposed in the bolshevik October Revolution in the former imperial Russia.
- Soviet Republic
- Supreme Soviet
soviet (comparative more soviet, superlative most soviet)
- Pertaining to or resembling a soviet (council).
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