from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The chief political and executive committee of a Communist party.
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- n. The governing council of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and other Leninist political systems.
- n. A senior policymaking body in a political organisation, generally consisting of members who either are appointed by the party in control of the organisation or who attain membership through their personal political affiliations.
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- n. the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
Russian, contraction of Polit(icheskoe) Byuro, political bureau.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Russian Политическое Бюро (politíčeskoje bjuró) -> Политбюро (Politbjuró) or German Politisches Büro -> Politbüro (Wiktionary)