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English definition of “commissar”

commissar

noun [C]     /ˌkɒm.ɪˈsɑːr/ US  /ˈkɑː.mɪ.sɑːr/
(in the Soviet Union until 1946) the official title of the head of a government department, or an official responsible for political education, especially in a military groupGovernment ministers and civil servants
(Definition of commissar noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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