zemstvo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Russian зе́мство (zémstvo), from земля́ (zemljá, land, country).

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zemstvo (plural zemstvos or zemstva)

  1. (now historical) A Russian district or provincial council, or elective local-governmental administrative division, founded in 1864 by Tsar Alexander the Liberator.
    • 1996, Orlando Figes, A People's Tragedy, Folio Society 2013, p. 52:
      Two of Alexander III's counter-reforms, in 1890 and 1892, greatly increased the governors' powers over the zemstvos and municipal bodies.

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French[edit]

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From Russian

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zemstvo m (plural zemstvos)

  1. zemstvo

Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Russian земство (zemstvo).

Noun[edit]

zemstvo c

  1. a zemstvo, a regional and local representation in Russia, introduced by a decree in 1864

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  • landsting (regional representation in Sweden, introduced in 1863)

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