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.
from Russian artelʹ.
Definition of artel in:
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