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zem•stvo



Pronunciation: (zemst'vō; Russ. zyem'stvu), [key]
n.,
pl. zem•stvosPronunciation: (zemst'vōz). [key]
Russ. Hist.
one of a system of elected local assemblies established in 1864 by Alexander II to replace the authority of the nobles in administering local affairs after the abolition of serfdom: became the core of the liberal movement from 1905 to 1917.

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