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commissar

noun [C] uk   /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 group
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