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duma [doo-muh] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun (in Russia prior to 1917) a council or official assembly. (initial capital letter) an elective legislative assembly, established in 1905 by Nicholas II, constituting the lower house of parliament. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Also douma. Origin of duma 1865–70; Russian, Old Russian dúma assembly, council (an early homonym with dúma thought); cognate with Bulgarian dúma word, Slovak duma meditation; Slavic *dum- probably Gothic dōms judgment (see doom) Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for duma Contemporary Examples of duma

  • “It is not dissimilar from Putin using the Duma to ratify his annexation of the Crimea,” he said.

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  • Last April, shortly after annexation, the Duma voted for the law allowing gaming zones in Crimea.

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  • Deputies were full of optimism: sanctions would help to make the Russian economy healthier, Duma members concluded on Wednesday.

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  • “Our relationship with the U.S. has been growing colder and colder,” said the Duma deputy, Robert Schlegel.

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  • Omar and Fouzi are from the West Bank village of Duma, 13 miles southeast of Nablus.

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  • Historical Examples of duma

  • If he reveals to the Duma what he knows, then everything must be lost.

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  • The Empress, on hearing what had happened in the Duma, had a fit of hysterics.

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  • Yet he is dangerous, and if he denounces us in the Duma it will come as a bombshell.

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  • Even from the tribune of the Duma it was declared that the Black Cabinet was a fiction.

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  • If thou wilt not postpone the Duma, then the peril will be upon thine own head!

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  • British Dictionary definitions for duma duma douma noun Russian history (usually capital) the elective legislative assembly established by Tsar Nicholas II in 1905: overthrown by the Bolsheviks in 1917 (before 1917) any official assembly or council short for State Duma, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament Word Origin for duma C20: from duma thought, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic dōms judgment Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for duma n.

    Russian national assembly, 1870 (in reference to city councils; the national one was set up in 1905), literally “thought,” from a Germanic source (cf. Gothic doms “judgment,” English doom, deem).

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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