Definition of artel in English:

artel

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Pronunciation: /ɑːˈtɛl
 
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noun (plural artels, arteli)

historical
  • (In pre-revolutionary Russia) a cooperative association of craftsmen living and working together.
    More example sentences
    • Producers' cooperatives in the form of artels were already part of Russian tradition; what was new was the sudden popularity of marketing and purchasing cooperatives.
    • 60% of the Koryaks had joined co-operatives and artels by 1940 when collective farms came into existence.
    • Nonetheless, the artels and consolidated villages became permanent settlements.

Origin

from Russian artelʹ.

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