commissar

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From Russian комисса́р (komissár), from German Kommissar (commissioner), from Latin commissarius. Doublet of commissary.

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commissar (plural commissars)

  1. (historical) An official of the Communist Party, often attached to a military unit, who was responsible for political education.
  2. (historical, Soviet Union) In the early Soviet Union, the head of a commissariat.

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