Definition of zemstvo in English:

zemstvo

Syllabification: zem·stvo
Pronunciation: /ˈzemst-vō/

Entry from US English dictionary

noun (plural zemstvos)

One of a system of elected councils established in tsarist Russia to administer local affairs after the abolition of serfdom.

Origin

Russian, from zemlya 'land'.

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