Meaning of “commissar” in the English Dictionary

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"commissar" in English

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commissarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.ɪˈsɑːr/ us /ˈkɑː.mə.sɑːr/

Examples from literature

  • Like Lenin, he surrounded himself with commissars, having absolute authority. 
  • The commissar shouted: "What, still alive!" and fired two more point-blank shots at the prostrate man. 

(Definition of “commissar” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)