Part of speech: noun

A council, as of workingmen or soldiers, or both.

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Usage examples "soviet":

  1. When there was silence, he added, " No group from the Soviet Complex?" - "Black Man's Burden", Dallas McCord Reynolds.
  2. Here were orators, well dressed and apparently respectable men, not in any way to be distinguished from the born rulers of the country, coming forward on the platform and uttering the most treasonable sentences, denouncing the government, denouncing the blockade against Russia, praising the Bolshevik government of Russia, declaring that the people who went away in the " Soviet Ark" were fortunate, because they were escaping from a land of tyranny into a land of freedom. - "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
  3. Well, I can start from 1924 when I was about 15 and living in Odessa in the Soviet Union. - "The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View", Norman F. Joly.