Friday, October 18, 2013

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[voh-luhst] noun 

1. (formerly) a small administrative peasant division in Russia.
2. a rural soviet. 

< Russian vólostʾ; Old Russian volostĭ region, state, authority, cognate with OCS vlastĭ sovereignty, power, authority, derivative of Slavic *vald- rule, cognate with Lithuanian valdýti, Gothic waldan, Old English wealdan to rule; cf. wield 


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