politburo

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian Политическое Бюро (politíčeskoje bjuró) -> Политбюро (Politbjuró) or German Politisches Büro -> Politbüro

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politburo (plural politburos)

  1. The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Marxist-Leninist political systems.
  2. A senior policymaking body in a political organisation, generally consisting of members who either are appointed by the party in control of the organisation or who attain membership through their personal political affiliations.

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Non-specific sense is often used to cast doubt on the legitimacy or stated goals of the subject.

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