politburo

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Politbüro

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Members of the Politburo (sense 1) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1939; Joseph Stalin, the Party’s General Secretary, is shown at the top left.

Borrowed from Russian Политбюро́ (Politbjuró, politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), a contraction of полити́ческое бюро́ (politíčeskoje bjuró, political bureau).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

politburo (plural politburos)

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

Alternative forms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Politburo, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2006; “politburo, n.”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Further reading[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

politburo m (plural politburos)

  1. politburo (governing council of the Soviet Union)