Meaning of “commissar” in the English Dictionary

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"commissar" in British English

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commissarnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkɒm.ɪˈsɑːr/ us /ˈkɑː.mə.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

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